Cut a set of attractive metal leaves from copper sheeting with tin snips. Attach the lightweight leaves to a wall with removable adhesive hooks or to candlesticks or wall sconces with hot glue. String the leaves from a metal rod for a nature-themed mobile or wind chimes. Find copper sheeting at hardware stores. By using natural leaves for patterns, your copper metal leaves will look authentic.
Items you will need
- Maple, oak, birch or other natural leaves
- Copper sheeting
- Black crayon
- Tin snips
Gather natural leaves from trees in your yard or from a park.
Trace around the natural leaves on the copper sheeting with the black crayon.
Cut out the metal leaves with the tin snips, following the black crayon line.
Tips & Warnings
- Holes can be made in the copper leaves for stringing for a mobile or wind chime by placing each metal leaf on a piece of scrap wood and hamming a nail though the leaf.
- Wear protective gloves to avoid cutting your hands on the sharp edges of the metal leaves.
- "Creative Ideas for Yards & Gardens"; Jeanne Stauffer; 2004
- "The Ultimate Crafts Compendium"; Joanna Lorenz; 1998
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