Layered Fall Leaves Placemat

45 Minutes
Enhance your fall and thanksgiving tablescapes with this easy to make layered fall leaves placemat! It's totally handmade using fall maple leaves packets from the Dollar Tree, plastic(pleather) from a left over project and fabric glue. How easy is that! Best of all, the design was inspired from a placemat found at Pier1.
To begin, gather four packets of maple leaves from the Dollar Tree (I used a little over three bags), sturdy fabric for backing (faux leather), a circle template (a large plate), Fabri-Tac fabric glue, scissors and pencil.

Draw a 18" circle on back of fabric and cut out.
Arrange leaves in piles according to size and color - I had three piles of large leaves and two piles of smaller leaves.
Begin gluing on the leaves using the smaller leaves and lighter colors first, adding them in a clockwise pattern. It's easier to have a pattern in mind to follow - applying the leaves structurally, in a design, and not haphazardly with no direction.
Once the smaller, pale yellow leaves were glued on, the darker yellow ones with reddish orange tips were used to fill in. Next, the larger leaves in yellow, reddish orange were added.
And finally, the darker, rusty orange leaves were glued to the edges and then in the center.
Even the underside looks good, too!
A lovely nature inspired placemat that adds a delightful touch to any fall table setting!
Gail@Purple Hues and Me
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