Do you ever find that it is always hard to get faux greenery in the exact color that you want? Well friends, I am here to show you an easy hack of spray painted faux leaves. That way, you can always get the right color you want, no matter what the store has to offer.
And the best part is, this only takes a few hours to do and is so simple! Literally, all you have to do is wait for the paint to dry and that’s it.
I’ve always wanted copper leaves to match my copper hutch in my kitchen. And big surprise when I couldn’t find exactly what I wanted in the store.
So I decided to take matters into my own hands and make them myself. And I am so glad I did because they turned out to be amazing!
If you’re looking for an easy, budget friendly fall craft, then this post is for you!
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Materials Needed for Spray Painted Faux Leaves
Basically, all you need for this easy DIY project is faux greenery of your choice and some spray paint! You don’t even have to use leaves if you don’t want to. Any kind of artificial plant or greenery should work out just fine.
I also had a large piece of cardboard that I used to place the leaves on when spray painting them. That way, I wouldn’t get spray paint all over the driveway. Hubs wouldn’t appreciate that!
You can get faux greenery anywhere, but the best place to look for the lowest price is Amazon. Especially since it doesn’t really matter what color they already are since you will be spray painting them anyway!
I also used the same metallic copper spray paint I used for my DIY Mercury Glass pumpkins so I didn’t even have to get any more spray paint for this project. That’s always a plus when you can reuse materials!
I made a little shopping list for you here below using similar items to mine. That way you can get all ready to make your own spray painted faux leaves as well!
Spray Painting the Faux Leaves
Now that you have everything ready to go, all you need to do is spray paint! Like I mentioned above I used the metallic copper color, but you could use any spray paint color you want. I think gold would look really pretty as well.
I just placed the leaf stem on the cardboard and started spraying away! I worked slowly though to avoid drips and puddling. And I would take breaks to let one side of the stem dry before moving on to the other side.
I would let them dry about 30 minutes to an hour before flipping them over to the next side. It only took a few hours though to complete and then I let them dry fully overnight.
Styling the Faux Leaves
Like I mentioned above, I wanted these leaves to match my copper hutch, which is in my dining room area. I have a tall galvanized metal vase there that I place seasonally appropriate florals in.
I like the way the copper leaves tie in so well with all the accents on my hutch! This was such a fun and easy way to customize faux greenery and make it my own!
I’ve even thought about spray painting individual leaves and adding them onto my tablescape to tie in the copper accents more there as well too.
Although, I’m guessing I would probably have to do that on a not windy day. Otherwise, I would have faux fall leaves blowing around everywhere!
Well, if you try this easy DIY fall craft idea out too, let me know how it goes for you! And what color you decided to go with as well. I’m very pleased with how they turned out and it really was so easy, I couldn’t believe it!
Now, I need to see what other things I can spray paint too since I still have some left over! You know me, I’m constantly looking for a new and easy DIY project to do! I’ll keep you posted if I come up with anything else as well!