Being a New Englander, I enjoy watching the seasons change. I eagerly anticipate the trees filling up with leaves in the spring and summer. Watching the snow falling on the bare branches in the winter is simply magical. And the fall….oh the fall. It is my favorite season of all. I love seeing the vibrant reds, yellows and oranges dancing around in the trees. It is such a beautiful sight. Fall is not quite here yet, but we wanted to start our first fall craft. Once we saw how pretty our project came out though, what started as one foil embossed fall tree, turned into a tree craft for each season.
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Tin Foil Embossed Trees
What you will need:
Square piece of cardboard (ours were 6.5×6.5)
Black or brown Sharpie
Gather your sticks and twigs and break them into different sized pieces. Glue the sticks onto a piece of cardboard forming a tree trunk and branches.
Tear off a piece of tin foil a bit larger than your cardboard. Gently press the foil around the sticks so that the sticks and their design are prominent. Smooth out the foil around your raised design. Fold the foil underneath all four edges.
Run a Sharpie over the raised design on the foil to make the tree really pop.
Use acrylic paints to paint around your tree trunk and branches. Paint a blue background for the sky or make an eerie night sky depending on your mood or the season. Choose bright and vibrant reds, yellow, oranges, golds and greens for the fall. Different shades of pink work delightfully on a spring blossoming tree. Line your branches with white paint for the winter and show off all that green for the summer or you may just get funky and go crazy with color, no matter the season. It will all look amazing.
My daughter opted to use her fall colors to make a fall sunset with bare branches instead of making leaves. I loved how beautiful it came out. It still had an amazing fall feel to it and looked so bold and pretty.