Beautiful Autumn Leaf Craft Rock Art

Create Beautiful Rock Art With This Autumn Leaf Craft

Create Beautiful Rock Art With This Autumn Leaf Craft – Leaves on rocks

Look at these lovely fall beauties! What we have here are tiny autumn leaves mod podged to small rocks. Very simple, attractive, and quite seasonal.

The perfect autumn leaf craft!

Of course you could draw over them with metallic sharpies, as with the autumn leaf art we’ve done…

Am I getting carried away with seasonal crafting?

Perhaps.

Will I get back to developmentally-appropriate, process-oriented kids’ art soon?

Yes, the answer is yes! And the answer is also, please bear with me, because I am enjoying this fall crafting binge like crazy as it’s a wonderful release after working so hard on the book.

Sooo…

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Make A Beautiful Autumn Leaf Craft With Rocks

Create Beautiful Rock Art With This Autumn Leaf Craft - Autumn Leaf Rocks & mod podge

1. Mod Podge rock

Brush a layer of Mod Podge over the flattest part of your rock.

Create Beautiful Rock Art With This Autumn Leaf Craft – brushing mod podge on rock

2. Place leaf and Mod Podge.

Position leaf over wet Mod Podge. Brush on another layer of Mod Podge over the leaf.

Create Beautiful Rock Art With This Autumn Leaf Craft - Autumn Leaf Rocks with mod podge

3. Repeat

Continue with as many rocks and leaves as desired.

Create Beautiful Rock Art With This Autumn Leaf Craft - Autumn Leaf Rocks drying

4. Let dry

Create Beautiful Rock Art With This Autumn Leaf Craft - finished Autumn Leaf Rocks

These look great piled in a pretty basket…

Create Beautiful Rock Art With This Autumn Leaf Craft - finished autumn rock art

Or, spread out and arranged as desired.

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27 Comments

  • Reply
    Phyllis All Things Beautiful
    October 22, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    Beautiful!

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    amy @ kids in the studio
    October 22, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Isn’t Mod Podge great? I even like the smell. :-) My daughter and I just Mod Podged leaves and then stuck them to the window with double-sided tape. I was inspired by your contact paper & leaf window decorations, but I struggle with big sheets of contact paper!

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    Melissa @ the chocolate muffin tree
    October 22, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    I love this idea! We have all the ingredients…so we may just try it! Beautiful keepsakes for Fall!

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    Jennifer
    October 22, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    What a beautiful craft – I am going to try it with my own children tomorrow!
    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

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    Kelly
    October 23, 2011 at 12:19 am

    I also am going to try this one! Simple and lovely.

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    mum of all trades
    October 23, 2011 at 7:09 am

    What a simple but wonderfully effective craft. Lovely.

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    Rachel
    October 23, 2011 at 8:21 am

    how beautiful! where do you get your rocks?

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    Julie Liddle, ART IN HAND
    October 23, 2011 at 8:59 am

    Gorgeoous, and I bet if you combined this idea with your metallic sharpie/autumn leaf idea, the results would be spectacular as well (with designs on the leaves and/or rock surface…but not getting too carried away). Just a thought as I vicariously enjoy your crafting binge.

  • Reply
    Jean Van't Hul
    October 23, 2011 at 10:26 am

    Yes!

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    Jean Van't Hul
    October 23, 2011 at 10:27 am

    From our backyard. :) Come help yourself. They are left over from when Harry built our stone terraces.

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    Jean Van't Hul
    October 23, 2011 at 10:28 am

    But, I know that you can also buy smooth river stones at craft stores. Or, get some pebbles/rocks from a stone yard.

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    Jean Van't Hul
    October 23, 2011 at 10:29 am

    Yes! Mod Podge is up there with hot glue guns on my list of fave craft supplies. I Mod Podged some leaves, too, but haven’t decided what to do with them yet.

  • Reply
    Jean Van't Hul
    October 23, 2011 at 10:29 am

    Thanks for the comments, everyone!

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    Becc
    October 23, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    what a beautiful idea to have first thing on my Monday morning :) You always inspire my weeks, Jean. thankyou xx

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    vanessa @ silly eagle books
    October 23, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    very and pretty and fun. I love mod podge, too. :)

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    Moitreyee Chowdhury
    October 24, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Your stones looks so beautiful. I have to try them.
    We found some kitchen doors being sold in Ikea for $2 each. They look like a wooden canvas with a frame.I grabbed it for a project like this with Modge Podge. Love the name and the material. But, do you know if we could use simple water and glue also?
    Do take a look please at what my kids did with the stones in our yard at my blog.

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    Dena
    October 24, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    I don’t have any falls leaves yet to collect in FL, but there will be a few at some point and I am definitely going to do this. Very peaceful! Thanks!

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    Dena
    October 24, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Oh, Jean, did your 2 year old help you with this one?

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    Educationdiva (Ruth Spivak)
    October 25, 2011 at 10:57 am

    I have never heard of Modge Podge (I know, I live in a bubble.) I am an artistically challenged parent, who loves trying out crafts with the kids. The kids’ work always turns out better than mine. This craft looks doable even for me. What a great way to preserve the fall, and it looks like fun for all ages. I may post this one to my blog.
    Thanks!

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    Dena
    October 27, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Thanks Jean, I appreciate the advice!

  • Reply
    Jean Van't Hul
    October 27, 2011 at 10:09 am

    Let me know if you try it!

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    Jean Van't Hul
    October 27, 2011 at 10:11 am

    No. If I were to do it with her, I’d probably use watered-down school glue rather than Mod Podge. The Mod Podge bottle says it’s nontoxic but it’s pretty stinky. I keep the space well ventilated when I use it and I don’t use it with Daphne who would get it all over her hands/skin.

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    Jean Van't Hul
    October 27, 2011 at 10:11 am

    You could do it with green leaves or with flowers, too!

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    Jean Van't Hul
    October 27, 2011 at 10:12 am

    You could probably use water and glue just fine. Let me know if you try it and how it works!
    I’ll take a look at your blog…

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    Jean Van't Hul
    October 27, 2011 at 10:16 am

    Awesome! Love what they did with the stones and clay!

  • Reply
    Jean Van't Hul
    October 27, 2011 at 10:16 am

    You’re welcome!

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    Kat
    November 13, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    I’m vacationing right now in San Diego (from Texas, where we have no beautiful “fall colored” leaves) and actually packed Mod Podge in my suitcase! Found a beautiful “rainbow” leaf outside where we are staying, and I think we will try doing this with it! :)

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