Pressed Leaves Framed Art

Last Updated on May 6, 2021 by Ellen Christian

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Looking for an easy way to make pressed leaves framed art? Learn how to make beautiful pressed leaves art with this simple DIY tutorial.

Wondering how to frame pressed leaves? This fall-framed art is so easy to do! I love the way pressed leaves look, but I don’t have the patience to wait while they press flat and dry.

I made an easy fall framed art project that uses pressed leaves that takes just 5 minutes or less to create. 
Looking for an easy way to make pressed leaves framed art? Learn how to make beautiful pressed leaves art with this simple DIY tutorial.

Pressed Leaves Framed Art

This fall framed art is very easy to make and very inexpensive. You may not need to buy any supplies at all depending on what you already have.

I used the fall framed art with a few other fall-themed items I already had but you could easily hang yours on the wall or display it alone.

two picture frames on a wooden table

Materials for pressed leaves framed art

  • 2 leaves of alternating sizes and colors
  • tape or glue

I had to buy two new picture frames since I didn’t have any that weren’t already being used. What I would recommend that you do is buy one “nice” picture frame that you will use to display your fall framed art and one “junk” picture frame that you can take apart for the extra piece of glass.

Or if you are one of those handy people, you can cut a piece of glass that will fit.

How do you frame pressed leaves?

  • Take apart the two picture frames.
  • You will need the frame and glass from one frame and just the glass for the other.
  • Set one frame face down with the glass in it.
  • Place two leaves on the glass in whatever way looks nicest.
  • Place the second piece of glass on the back and tape or glue it together.

framing a leaf between glass

How can I make them flat?

This takes a little bit of practice. If you want the back to be clear so it looks like the leaves float, you need to tape or glue it together so it doesn’t show through to the other side but still holds the leaves flat.

Use super glue if you want it permanent or want to hang your pressed leaves framed art on the wall. If you only want to lean it against something, you can use tape.

If you don’t care if the leaves appear to float or not, you can use a piece of white paper on the back and then the back of the picture frame to hold it together.

If you’re having a problem getting the leaves to lie flat, you need one of these.

Easy Pressed Leaves Fall Framed Art in 5 Minutes

How long do pressed leaves last?

Pressed leaves should last between 5 and 7 years if you keep them in a dry location. Try to avoid placing them in full sunlight.

Some leaves might fade sooner than others which will make your pressed leaves framed art look not as vibrant. Keep the area as dry as possible so that the leaves don’t rot.

So, if you’re wondering what to do with pressed leaves, I hope you’ll try this easy project. Why not learn how to paint with leaves next.

More fall decor ideas

If you enjoyed this pressed leaves framed art project, here are a few more ideas. 

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Pressed Leaves Framed Art

Looking for an easy way to make pressed leaves framed art? Learn how to make beautiful pressed leaves art with this simple DIY tutorial.

Looking for an easy way to make pressed leaves framed art? Learn how to make beautiful pressed leaves art with this simple DIY tutorial.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost 10

Materials

  • 2 picture frames with glass
  • 2 leaves of alternating sizes and colors
  • tape or glue

Tools

  • none

Instructions

  1. Take apart the two picture frames.
  2. You will need the frame and glass from one frame and just the glass for the other.
  3. Set one frame face down with the glass in it.
  4. Place two leaves on the glass in whatever way looks nicest.
  5. Place the second piece of glass on the back and tape or glue it together.

Did you make this project?

If you make this, tag me on Instagram so I can see @ellenblogs

8 thoughts on “Pressed Leaves Framed Art”

  1. I love leaves. I remember going to the cemetery when I was a kid, looking for certain leaves for a class. They always had the best trees! We used to press them between wax papers. I have tons of unused frames so this is a future project I can see me doing!
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