I had gotten a leather pumpkin from a craft store and loved it. It got me thinking how I could recreate it in some leaves. This is what I came up with.
Faux Leather Leaves
I purchased some wooden leaves at the dollar store. I'm sure you could find these at your local craft store too.
I purchased some leather look scrapbook paper at Hobby Lobby. One piece will do six leaves. I traced out my leaves. Then got out my handy dandy Modge Podge that I purchased at the dollar store.
I then glued my paper leaves onto my wood leaves. I let some wrinkle up so they would hopefully look like vintage leather.
After they dried I used my scrapbook ink pad in walnut and distressed them. Just by rubbing it in the edges and some on the wrinkles.
I absolutely love these. In person these really look like aged vintage leather. I decided to string some together to make a garland. These could easily be done as coasters just by adding some waterproof varnish on the tops of them. Or just scattered on a tabletop for a beautiful Fall tablescape.