How to Collage Leaves into Attractive Decor


an artsy craft - leaf stained glass

My garden has temporarily faded into the rather boring doldrums of summer.  Spring came late and really dragged its feet, but its profusion of blooms seemed to evaporate at a normal rapid pace.  I am waiting for the heat of summer to hit, as I patiently wait for the daylilies to erupt and make the garden a whole lot more exciting (next week).

There is however an abundance of leaves. Since creating a full and colorful bouquet right at the moment is a little tricky, I am wondering if maybe some beautiful stained glass leaf panels might be a pretty – if temporary – way to bring in a little greenery from the garden.  I am a sucker for collage of all sorts, so the idea of collaging leaves to create a stained glass effect is, of course, appealing.  But I can’t help but try and think of ways to make it my own.  Perhaps I can find a least a few flowers or petals to press into the design? Or maybe I can add some elements from the pile of magazines that I stack beneath my desk to make an entirely different scene.  I’m looking forward to playing with this one…

The whole tutorial to create DIY leaf mandala stained glass is found over at jojotastic.

photography by Jojotastic, DIY by Hannah Cross

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  1. Oh my goodness! These are so pleasing to the eye – they make my heart rise with joy to see such beauty arise from these scattered remains of the season past. Well done, and thank you for sharing your gift with us.

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