blue painted wall with leaf-stamped gold pattern paint idea
Photo: Stewart Grant/ESS/IPC Images
How to Paint a Leaf Stamp

Cost: About $10
Time: About 4 hours per wall
Difficulty: Easy
Tools: Foam brush
Shopping List: Metallic craft paint, craft glue, paper, paper towel, a pencil, and string

Here's a DIY project that doesn't require much in the way of supplies. Simply step outside, gather leaves that have a shape you like, and you're halfway there. The pattern here was made with a bodhi leaf used as a stamp; for a similar look, you could try a linden, an aspen, a catalpa, or a redbud. Make sure the leaves are flat yet pliable. For each stamp, run a tiny amount of craft glue down the middle of the front of the leaf and stick it to a square of paper. Slide pieces of paper towel between the leaf and the backing paper to keep paint from getting on the paper.
Ask TOH users about Painting

Contribute to This Story Below

    More in Painting & Finishes