Ready for another art project? This one is earth-friendly because it uses junk mail (we all have that around) and leaves (easy to find).
I've had this junk mail project on my mind ever since I made my Junk Mail Flowers and Painted Fall Leaves last fall. Once you have those two items made, the rest is easy and quick!
Painted Leaves (I made these with yellow fall leaves, but you can use green ones too)
Heavy Weight Paper
Step 1: Cut your paper to fit the size of your picture frame.
Step 3: With a pencil or pen, mark the spot where the center of your flowers hit the paper and then punch a small hole in that spot with a needle.
Step 4: Open the brads at the back of the Junk Mail Flower and stick them through the hole you created. Press the arms of the brads down on the backside of the paper to secure the flowers. You don't even need glue for that part- awesome!
Step 5: The leaves do need some glue. So apply tacky glue to the back of your leaves and press them onto the paper. Let dry.
Step 6: Sign your artwork and frame it! A thrifted frame painted white and sanded back looks lovely with these :)
Do you have an other crafty uses for your junk mail? I'd love to hear about them!