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Fall Projects with Leaves

The fall brings many changes including some gorgeous fall foliage colors. It’s the perfect time whether you’re a kid or an adult to head out into the yard and gather some colorful supplies from nature and create some fall leaf crafts and leaf art projects.

Colors of fall the changing leaves in Illinois in fall-Galena IL

Gather leaves from the yard to create creative and fun decor

Maple leaves are the perfect leaves to gather and add to a fall wreath with faux flowers and copper colored pumpkins like this pretty door wreath tutorial.

How to make a custom fall wreath

Oak tree leaves are made pretty with gold spray paint.  Clustered together to make a leaf wreath and added with hot glue, they have an amazing texture and look for the fall season. See how to make this super cute gold pray painted one from oak leaves.

Make an autumn gold wreath

Use leaves to decorate the table and welcome guests

These fun place cards are easy made from Ash tree leaves. By using a gold paint pen, you can create monograms, lettering or leaf place cards.

Gather place cards

Though, I can always add  a printable to bring some fall in for Thanksgiving, with Thanksgiving place cards with leaves on this tree are the perfect way to welcome guests to the table.

Thanksgiving printable

There is something about going for a walk and gathering pinecones, acorns, and pretty colored leaves. to create fall crafts. Gathering leaves just turning and placing them in rain boots on a bench.

Natural decorating wtih leaves

a pressed leaf craft in a glass and brass frame

With painted  watercolor leaves, this fall leaf garland with orange pumpkins and sweaters has a printable where you can use your creativity to create art ideas or decor by punching a hole with them with ribbon or twine.

Fall banner with sweaters and pumpkins and raffia tassels

Fall leaves on branches can also be used to decorate for autumn. Trim some branches and add to a vase with water to create a fall mantel when clustered with pumpkins.

Oak Tree branches in a vase for mantel decor

While painted paper traced from leaf shapes makes up this grapevine wreath, this can also be recreated with construction paper or real autumn leaves.

DIY paper leaf wreath


Create monogrammed fall leaf place cards for a pretty fall table setting with these creative tags.

Fall leaf place cards

Even though we spray painted oak leaves in another DIY, Oak leaves are gorgeous by themselves in their natural color clustered together created into a wreath and tied up with a ribbon.

DIY oak leaf wreath

A leaf template in this post can be used to turn an old plaid shirt  into a fall leaf garland with mod podge decoupage medium and twine. by tracing and cutting out leaf shapes.

plaid fall leaf banner


I will admit, I tried to make a leaf bowl from a project. It was one of the worst fails and funniest leaf projects I’ve ever made. You can read more about it here.

The worst project made with leaves ever

I hope you love these fun projects and go out gathering some of your own colorful fall leaves to make some autumn leaf crafts with!


Fall leaves and the amazing scent of fall at home

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One Comment

  1. We moved to Florida in 2014, and I think our fall comes in late November or December, lol. I still have a huge fern on the porch, a sprawling green lawn, and large flowering hibiscus plants in the ground..which really all looks odd with my pumpkins and fall pillows on the porch! Fall is my most favorite time, there is just something about the light that I love. But at least the air has become drier, & the skies without clouds or rain, so I do love the weather!

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