Faux Leather Leaves
Kalleen At Second Street created faux leather leaves for a really cool table runner without having the mess of reall leaves.
There’s nothing like scattered leaves to bring in the fall.
I found this really great faux leather at a warehouse this week. I bought a half a yard for $2. I had a million things in my head I wanted to do with it. But then it hit me, I really wanted to make a table runner of big leaves.
You see I’ve been wanting to make a table runner like this forever but didn’t want to figure out how to finish the edges. This was the perfect material.
I liked how the texture was kinda leafy.
I googled leaf silhouettes, and drew a couple of shapes out on paper. Than I traced then onto the back of the leather.
This was the most time consuming job. It took me about 45 minute to sew on all the veins. I used yellow thread but I think tan or off white would work well too.
When the veins were done, I lined them up in an order I liked. I made sure each leaf touched the another in two spots on both side. Then I marked the touching points with a small sharpie.
I used a brown thread to tack the touching points together.
I’m not ready to bring out Halloween, but I’m enjoying a touch of fall.
What a cool idea for faux leather leaves! I love the look of those big leaves. How fun!
>What a fantastic Fall runner! Looks great.
>Thanks for featuring my table runner. I'm glad you liked it.
>I love this – very cool idea!
>I love this!!
>Those are SO INCREDIBLY cute! GREAT idea! They would make a FAB garland too, they are just so cool. Thanks for sharing…you always share the best goodies. 😉 BTW,I'm having a $35.00 CSN gift certificate give away, you might want to check it out!
>This is so cute!! what a creative idea!