Monday, October 21, 2013

Fall Leaves

I started out trying to put together a tutorial for pumpkin leaf bags but nothing seemed to work.

(I may try again if any one is interested)

Except for the leaves,  I think that they came out pretty good.

So I thought that I would tell you a bit about how I did them.

I used a couple of leaf punches and a pair of decorative scissors.

Casey's Mini blog  has a great posting that shows how to make leaves with decorative scissors.

When I was digging out sale flyers to stuff the pumpkins I noticed that some had large patches of reds and yellows.  So I started punching leaves.  Then I looked some more and found pictures of fruit that worked well. 

I like the one punched from the lettuce leaf the best. 

The paper is a good, light weight and it's free.

Next I noticed that some of the leaves were coming out colored on both sides, great - but some were coming out white on the back.  I already had markers out, so I colored the white areas.  Now all my leaves have 2 good sides.

Otterine    has a posting that shows how she makes leaves using water color paint, I may try that next time.  I've been looking for the punch that she used for a long time it's always sold out.

I hope that you are enjoying some great fall weather.  It's getting cool and crisp here and the leaves are beautiful.

I'm sorry that I have not been a very good blogger lately, time flies by fast when you're busy. 

I do some have some very exciting mini news that I will be sharing in the next few days, I hope that you will come back to see.

Thank you for visiting, Mary


  1. Awww, I think your little bags turned out really cute! I love em! The leaves are really great too :)

  2. I like your pumpkin leaf bags and the leaves look great.
    Greetings, Faby

  3. Your leaves look great. Thanks for the idea. Your leaf bags are cute.
    Hugs Maria

  4. The bags are great! I love all your little leaf punches, I only have the oak leaf one..which I punch out of preserved oak leaves ;P

  5. Hi Mary, I think your leaf bags came out really well. Your leaves are beautiful too. I have made leaves with real dried leaves that I collected on my walks and mini leaf punches. However you do it, it looks great and really says "fall." I recently showed off your mini diary and pen in my "Spot the Difference" post. xo Jennifer

  6. Oops! You can see your gifts in Spot the Difference, but I mention, show, and link in the post called Gifts From Jane of Minifanaticus. Hope you like them both, Mary! :-) xo Jennifer

    1. Hi Jennifer, I'm pleased that you found a use for my gifts, they look very nice in your beautiful setting. Thank you for including a link.
      A Big Mini Hug

  7. Thank you all for your kind comments, I'm glad you like my mini fall items.
    A Big Mini Hug

  8. Dear Mary,
    I am here for a long visit at your blog (hope my grammar is alright). First of all the leaves bags are incredible and very bright idea. Now I'll move on to see MJ and tour with her the beautiful sites in your country.
    Thanks for sharing and hugs, Drora