There’s nothing quite as celebrated during autumn as the stunning fall foliage that tops the trees, sprinkles the ground, and fills the views from our windows. Celebrate the stunning colors of the season by turning an ordinary vase into a beautiful fall leaf vase filled with your favorite autumn flowers.
For a more rustic look, we chose to simply use glue to keep the three-dimensional look of the leaves. But if you are looking for a more elegant feel, simply apply a liquid adhesive, such as Mod Podge, to the top of the leaf as well so it smooths and compresses into the overall look of the vase.
Supplies for fall leaf vase
- 1 plain vase
- Artificial leaves
- High-grade glue
- Artificial fall foliage
Directions for fall leaf vase
Wipe off any residue on your vase. While the vase is drying, separate your leaves into two piles — one with larger leaves and one with smaller. Take a larger-sized leaf and add glue to the bottom.
Apply the leaf to your vase 1 to 2 inches from the bottom and hold it for 5 to 10 seconds until it is secure. Take another larger leaf and repeat this process, placing it right next to the first leaf. Repeat this until you have several leaves fully wrapped around the vase.
Now, grab a smaller leaf and apply glue to the back. Place it at the very bottom of your vase so it is overlapping the larger leaves and hold it for 5 to 10 seconds until it is secure. Repeat this process until you have two layers of leaves overlapping each other.
Cut a large piece of twine (it’s always better to cut too long than too short) and tie it around your fall foliage. (Optional: Use glue to attach the foliage if you are having trouble tying it.)
Tie your twine around the vase, wrapping it around several times. This will not only add a rustic look but further secure the leaves.
Pour water into your vase and add your fall flowers. Now it’s time to show this DIY fall flower arrangement off!