7 DIY Crafts Made from Fall Leaves

The fall season is almost here and there are many things you can do to fill the days. However, one thing that makes fall such a unique time are the fallen leaves almost everywhere. For many people, this is always debris that needs to be removed. But fall leaves can have other simple and fun uses.

In case you are in the mood to be creative, here are a few tips you can explore to make amazing DIY crafts using fall leaves.

Autumn Leaf Fairy Lights

A great way to decorate for fall
Leaves can do a lot of things. Source: Wall flower kitchen

We all love fairy lights. We have seen them in many homes. But what if there was a way to make them prettier? Well, there is. All you need to do is to combine your average fairy lights with fall foliage.

Here’s how to do it, according to Wallflower Kitchen:

Autumnal Welcome Sign

This is a great way for people to leave notes to each other
Imagine this on your front door. Source: Country Living

Greet your guest at the front door with a charming fall-themed wreath. You will need a chalkboard for this. In case you don’t have one, you can apply chalkboard paint on an old tray. Once you finish paying the tray, add a few autumn branches around it. Top this up with some bittersweet berries for the perfect seasonal finish. Write the welcoming message you have in mind inside the tray and that’s it. You can use real fall leaves or artificial ones.

Fall Foliage Monogram Letter

Ready to really rake in those leaves? Source: Thethriftyabode

You can also use fall leaves to create a large initial that means something to you. It can be a giant letter or two made using fall leaves. You will need a very strong spray adhesive to keep the leaves in place. This would be a perfect alternative to a wreath and the great thing is that you can easily personalize it for the best results.

Colorful Fall Leaf Bowl

Leaf bowl! Leaf boooowl!
Use a leaf bowl as decor, art, or for practical purposes. Source: Little piece of me

You can use some backyard foliage to make yourself a new fall bowl as a catch-all holder. Here’s what you’ll need:

Get the full, step-by-step instructions on how to make this fall leaf bowl here.

Autumn Leaf Mason Jar Candle Holder

Here's another leaf project
Light up your nights this fall. Source: Spark

The warm colors of autumn could shine through your living room with a simple Mason jar autumn leaf candle holder. All you need is a medium-sized Mason jar. Use Mod Podge to apply the leaves to the outside of the jar. Place the candle in it and let the magic of the leaves shine through.

Book and Leaf Garland

More DIY leaf decor that you can really do for real
Words and leaves blend together to make art. Source: Makethebestofthings

This book and leaf garland is perfect for your mantel, railings, or door frames. It’s an easy DIY project that will add the color of fall to the inside of your home. You’ll need some faux leaves and a book. Simply cut a leaf shape out of the pages of book and attach the faux leaves and the book leaves to a long piece of string and hang in your home.

DIY Leaf Gift Tags

Wow what a great leaf project
Painting with leaves can be a fun pastime. Source: Skiptomylou

You can also add leaf prints to blank cards or even gift cards. The prints will be the best way to hand over gifts during Thanksgiving or any other fall event. The cards can also be used to send personalized letters.

The fall season is always fun and exciting. As the leaves come down, the opportunity to get creative and crafty arises. The simple ideas above should get you started with this. They are all simple and creative. You can work on them as a family and it will be a great bonding experience for everyone involved.

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Keep Reading:


  1. How to Get Your Home Ready for Fall
  2. The Best Lawn Edging Ideas
  3. 6 Important Fall Organizing Tips


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