DIY your own leaf mat decor by layering faux leaves on felt!
I have seen a couple of pretty faux leaf mats (placemats and/or table runners) in stores this fall, but the price tag on them always blew me away. How in the world could they cost that much? I could for sure DIY the heck out of one of those for a fraction of the cost! So that’s just what I did. And I love my new DIY leaf mat!
These leaves in particular are perfect for this project because they have not “stem” on them. They have the look of a stem, but there is no chunky plastic piece take up space. That makes these able to lay perfectly flat which is ideal for this project since things will be sitting on top of them.
I chose Beacon’s Zip Dry as my wet adhesive of choice. It dries quickly and is a flexible glue. Apply the adhesive to the bottom portion of each leaf that you add to the felt.
Start with the largest leaves and glue them to the outer edges of the felt sheet. Layer leaves, working your way to the center of the felt. Press each leaf down firmly before moving on to the next.
Set something heavy on the leaves until the adhesive is completely dry to be sure they stay as flat as possible.