Turn Leaves and Foliage Into DIY Canvas Wall Art

Turn to your backyard for the main materials for this artwork project. A few clippings of foliage and some spray paint transform a blank canvas into bright, modern wall art.

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Materials Needed:

  • 3 12"x12" frames with mats
  • 3 8"x8" canvas boards
  • green spray paint
  • garden clippers
  • drop cloth

Cut Foliage

Cut two or three different types of foliage from your yard or neighborhood. Pick plants that have interesting shapes and textures.

Enlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-Jessika Creedon © Jessika Creedon 2013

Arrange Foliage On Canvases

Lay the canvas boards out on a drop cloth. Arrange the foliage over the boards. Place the stems off the edge of boards and the main foliage towards the center. Try to mix different types of leaves for more variety. Each canvas board should look different.

Spray Paint Canvases

Lightly spray paint over the foliage and the boards. Add a second coat of spray paint for more paint coverage. Let dry.

Tip: Hold the spray paint five to eight inches above the canvases and spray straight down to keep the clipping outlines crisp.

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