5 DIY Crafts Using Fall Leaves

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There’s nothing like bringing fall into your home with beautiful décor inspired by nature. Around this time of year, the brightly colored leaves that drop off the trees are guests of honorable mention. So, why not make them the main focus of your decorating? Bring a pop of color to your home by bringing nature indoors.

5 DIY Crafts Using Fall Leaves:

1. Leaf Garland from MemoriesOnCloverLane.com

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What you need:

  • fall leaves from your latest nature hike
  • 1 box household paraffin wax
  • disposable tin pan
  • string/pins for the garland

Directions:

  • Melt the wax over low heat and carefully pour into the disposable pan.
  • Holding the leaves by the stem, dip them (one side at a time) into the wax, then place them on wax paper to dry.
  • Once dry, string them together (as thick or thin as you would like, depending on the number of leaves you managed to collect) and consider placing in front of a window to get the full spectrum of color!

2. Fall Mobile from GoodHousekeeping.com

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What you need:

  • leaves with stems intact
  • small pinecones
  • 18-inch embroidery hoop
  • hot glue
  • 8 three foot long waxed strings
  • twine

Directions:

  • Press the fallen leaves in heavy books for a few days to flatten them out.
  • Wrap twine or ribbon around the embroidery loop (to give it a little design) and secure the ends with hot glue.
  • Tie the 3 foot long strings at intervals around the hoop and attach the pinecones to the bottoms as weights.
  • Knot the strong around the stem of each leaf, spacing randomly to create a fluttering look. Secure the hook to a ceiling hook using twine.

3. Mason Jar Candle Holders from GingerbreadSnowflakes.com

Here’s a single #fallmasonjar for sale in my #Etsyshop ! Comes with coordinating red lid. #falldecor #autumndecor

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What you need:

  • dry leaves
  • Mod Podge
  • paint brush (regular or foam)
  • mason jar
  • candle

Directions: 

  • Allow the leaves to dry for roughly two weeks before beginning this project.
  • Smear Mod Podge around the outside of the jar.
  • Place dry leaves around the jar. Be mindful of overlapping.
  • Lighter colors will most likely work best for this project to avoid blocking the gorgeous, flickering light your candle will give off once lit.
  • Brush over each leaf with more Mod Podge as you decorate your mason jar.
  • Once the leaves have been placed around the jar, use the flat part of your brush to make patterns in the open areas as decoration.
  • Let the jar dry thoroughly, then apply a second coat of Mod Podge (don’t forget to put your designs back in the open areas!).
  • Allow the jar to dry overnight, then spray with acrylic spray. Once it is completely dry – pop in your candle and fall in love with Fall!

4. Leafy Initials from TheThriftyAbode.BlogSpot.ca

What you need:

  • block initials
  • mounting spray
  • fake leaves
  • permanent adhesive spray

Directions: 

  • Spray your block letter with the mounting spray and lay out the leaves.
  • Once you have the pattern of your desire, paint the backs of the leaves with a more permanent adhesive and stick on.
  • Wrap the leaves around your letter and voila! That was a little too easy.
  • Hang on your front door or use it as a book end around the house.

5. Decorative Leaf Bowl from FabDIY.com

#Fall in #love with this craft! #decorative #leafbowl #ontheblog #linkinbio

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What you need:

  • hard drying glue
  • balloon
  • wedge brush
  • fall leaves

Directions: 

  • Blow up your balloon and put it in something that will hold it for you (like a bowl).
  • Cover the top with glue, place your first leaf and then cover with more glue.
  • Continue this process until the top of the balloon is covered to make a bowl of your desired size.
  • Once the glue has dried completely, pop and peel your balloon out of the bowl.
  • Please do not eat out of your glue-covered leaf bowl – but DO fill with candy for guests to see as they visit!

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