Makes these easy DIY Plaster Leaves in minutes. Great to use as garland or for a pretty Fall table setting.
Hello! How are you? Welcome to day 4 of Up to Date Interiors’ Fall series. If you missed the first three, here they are. 😉 If you are new here, we are a military family who moves often so I enjoy sharing rental decorating ideas and DIYs for small space living.
DIY Plaster Leaves
For this DIY, I knew I wanted to do something with my dollar tree leaves and I wanted it more modern. Of course, I had to use something already in the house. After rummaging around, I remembered my big tub of Plaster of Paris. Bingo! These plaster leaves are super easy to make!
What you need:
Silk leaves (mine are from the Dollar Tree)
Plaster of Paris, mixing container and spoon
1. Lay out a piece of wax paper for you leaves to dry on.
2. Follow the instructions on the Plaster of Paris in the mixing container. You want the consistency to be like tooth paste.
3. Work quickly. Hold your leaf by the stem and dip it into the plaster. Make sure it is completely coated then shake off excess plaster before laying on the wax paper.
The leaves are a great shape for the plaster. You can also see how to plaster flowers here.
Make sure to check out 50 + Fall seasonal and holiday decorating ideas, DIYs, and free printables for the season.