Do you want to make DIY fall leaf crafts on a budget? I found 2 packages of large autumn leaves at Walmart for $1 each. You can also find something similar at the craft store or send the kids out to collect real leaves. Here’s how to make 2 DIY fall leaf decorations to bring some fall color into your decor.
How do you make leaf crafts?
2 DIY Fall Leaf Decorations Video
I found these large leaves at Walmart for $1 each. Each package had 6 leaves and they were different styles of leaves.
I bought one package of maple leaves and one of oak leaves to use in this fall craft.
Using the maple leaves first, I placed a stencil letter “F” onto the leaf.
You can use stencil tape to hold your stencil in place if you like.
I used my Plaid Stencil Brush and Folk Art Home Decor Chalk Paint in the color Sheepskin.
I added the paint to my brush, then off loaded as much as I could onto a paper plate to prevent bleeding under my stencil.
I then bounced my paint brush up and down onto the stencil adding the paint to the leaf. You can see this action better in my DIY Fall Leaf Decoration Video below.
I continued doing this to 3 more leaves using the letters A & L creating the word Fall.
I let the paint dry completely.
You could hang this fall decoration in several different places.
For my second project I hot glued the fall oak leaves together to make a leaf garland.
For this one I used my Sharpie Paint Pen in gold to write on the letters for the word Autumn.
You could stencil these as well or use another color of your choice.
I hung this garland or banner onto my mantel.
I love how both projects turned out. Since I had most of the materials on hand these 2 DIY fall leaf decorations only cost me $2.
2 DIY Fall Leaf Decorations Video
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More Fall Leaf Decorations
How do you preserve leaves for decorations? How do you preserve real leaves?
Do you love the colors of fall leaves? Do you wish you could capture those colors? Here’s how to preserve fall leaves and I’ll be creating a fun lantern with them in this tutorial How To Preserve Fall Leaves
What else can you make with leaves? Can you use real leaves for crafts?
I love the changing colors during the fall. I grew up in Minnesota and we had SO many beautiful colors. Now that I’m in Colorado we just don’t have nearly the colors other places have and I miss that. You can preserve the beauty from the outside and use it in a craft. This project will cost almost nothing to make because you are using items just outside your door. You can find the full tutorial at Natural Fall Wreath
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More DIY Fall Leaf Decorations
Leaf Wreath: Make a wreath using dried leaves by attaching them to a circular frame or a foam wreath form.
Leaf Mason Jar Candle Holders: Mod Podge or decoupage dried leaves onto glass votive candle holders for a beautiful autumn glow.
Leaf Candle Centerpiece: Arrange pillar candles on a tray and surround them with dried leaves for an autumnal centerpiece, or adhere temporary decals.
Leaf Window Clings: Use transparent adhesive sheets or contact paper to create leaf-shaped window clings and decorate your window and glass candle holder.
Leaf Centerpiece: Create a centerpiece by arranging dried leaves, acorns, and pinecones in a decorative bowl or tray.
Leaf Mobile: Hang dried leaves from a branch or embroidery hoop to create a fall-themed mobile.
Leaf Coasters: Preserve and seal dried leaves onto cork or wooden coasters for a natural touch to protect your surfaces.
Leaf Suncatchers: Sandwich dried leaves between two sheets of clear contact paper and hang them in a window to catch the sunlight.
Leaf Place Mats: Laminate or cover dried leaves with clear contact paper to make seasonal place mats for your dining table.
Autumn Leaf Wall Art: I found this old wooden plaque at a thrift store for $1. I brought it home, gave it some TLC and love, and made myself a new autumn sign for the fall.
Leaf Wall Art: Frame pressed leaves or create leaf collages to hang on your walls as seasonal artwork.
Upcycle Wooden Leaves with Meaningful Words: Don’t you just love a deal when you find one? I found these wooden leaves at Target in the dollar section, and I added some meaningful words for them just in time for fall.
- Leaf Garland: String together dried leaves to create a decorative garland to hang across a fireplace mantel, staircase railing, or wall.
- Leaf Table Runner: Arrange dried leaves along the center of a table to create a natural and rustic table runner.
- Leaf Place Cards: Attach small dried leaves to place cards for an autumn-themed touch at your dinner table.
- Leaf Bouquet: Gather a bunch of dried leaves, tie them together with twine, and display them in a vase as a simple and elegant fall bouquet.
- Leaf Napkin Rings: Attach a small dried leaf to a ribbon or twine to create a festive napkin ring.
- Leaf Door Hanger: String together leaves and hang them on your front door with a decorative ribbon for a warm fall welcome.
- Leaf String Lights: Decorate a string of fairy lights by attaching small leaves to the wires or wrapping them around the bulbs.
- Leaf Wall Hanging: Create a wall hanging by attaching dried leaves to a piece of driftwood or a wooden dowel using twine or fishing line.
- Leaf Stamped Stationery: Use dried leaves as stamps by dipping them in paint and pressing them onto stationery or cards.
- Leaf Doormat: Paint or stencil leaf patterns onto a plain doormat to add a touch of fall to your entryway.
- Leaf String Art: Hammer small nails into a wooden board or canvas in the shape of a leaf and wrap string or yarn around the nails to create a leaf design.
- Leaf Embroidery Hoop Art: Stretch fabric across an embroidery hoop and glue or stitch dried leaves onto the fabric for a unique wall hanging.
- Leaf Shadow Box: Frame a collection of dried leaves in a shadow box for a three-dimensional autumn display.
- Leaf Bookmarks: Laminate pressed leaves and attach a ribbon or tassel to create beautiful fall-themed bookmarks.
- Leaf Luminaries: Place dried leaves inside glass jars and add LED tea lights to create leaf-adorned luminaries.
- Autumn Leaf Bunting: Cut leaf shapes out of colored paper or felt and string them together to make a festive leaf bunting.
- Leaf Table Scatter: Scatter a handful of dried leaves around your dining table or on side tables for an autumn touch.
These fall leaf decorations can bring warmth and natural beauty to your home during the autumn season. Feel free to customize them to suit your personal style and preferences. Enjoy decorating with the colors and textures of fall leaves!
Learn more about “Creating Seasonal Decor for Your Home” to create seasonal decor that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.