My daughter told me about natural confetti one day when we were walking into our home and walked across a pile of leaves that needed to be raked up (we are not known for keeping up very well with that part of our chores).
I thought what a cool idea and collected a pile of leaves to experiment with.
Then I got out my paint pens to add some color.
I used several styles of hole punchers to create my confetti.
Sturdy leaves that aren’t too dry work best.
If you don’t have paint pens then look around for really unusual leaves with patterns and multi colors on them.
This actually works everyone. Think of all that paper you are saving…and trees too. Although I think most confetti is made from plastics now. Remember my goal for 2020 is to try to cut back on plastics as much as possible. Now that I am looking around I am noticing that here in my country at least, we use plastic for everything. This is a lot harder then I thought.
I will try to share some ways I am trying to illuminate plastics in my life. As well as what to do with the plastic items you do have to try to keep them out of the landfills and oceans by re-purposing those items into other things. No judgement though, just suggestions. I know how hard it is to make changes in our lives. Just me sharing what I am learning about plastic and other things that concern that area of pollution.
This was a really easy and fun project. I loved how simple it was too.
My daughter told me this natural confetti is all over Pintrest. I am never on Pintrest because I don’t have a cell phone and the only time I am on the computer is when I am posting a blog post, or checking in with all you guys. I used to read the news online but stopped years ago because it was mostly negative news, hate propaganda and constant news about stars. Anything to keep me afraid and scare me away from being happy just living my life, that’s the media for you. Now I try to just live everyday the best I can.
Anyway, my daughter showed me some really pretty photos of all kinds of leaf confetti on Pintrest and here is what I came up with. If I had more time I know Pintrest would become an addition to me, it’s defiantly a place where my kind of people hang out. There are some amazing people and artists on that site.
All you artists out there will enjoy this one. Since I had my paint pens out and was out in my garden anyway I decided to paint some rocks I collected at the creeks up north.
It was the perfect day to get some Vitamin D sunshine therapy, peace therapy and art therapy for the soul.
Happy crafting everyone.