The holiday season is all about shine and glitter, right? Give the glitter treatment to a couple of leaves, preferably thicker ones like magnolia leaves, and use them as decor. You could decorate a centerpiece with your glitter leaves or turn them into a gorgeous garland.
This DIY leaf project is so easy and will come out beautifully. Paste pressed leaves on a couple of glass votives and pop in a candle in each. Arrange them on a mantel or your dining table and they’ll add a nice fall-y charm to your home.
Painting leaves could be a fun activity you do with your kids or a serious project that you do on specially prepared leaves — it’s totally up to you! If you want to prepare the leaves so that your painted creations last for a long time, you’ll need to preserve the leaves with glycerin. Or you could just press the leaves for a few days and then paint them for fun, temporary decor.
Instead of painting on leaves, why not try painting (and stamping) with the leaves that you find? You could use different paint and stamping techniques to create a variety of beautiful artwork. This could be a wonderful way to remember a vacation with your family.
If you have a laminating machine or access to one, consider laminating your fall leaves to make them durable for many different fun activities with your kids. You could make bookmarks with them, practice counting, and make cute fall-themed decorations. Check out these 10 things to make with laminated leaves!
This is a beautiful and easy DIY project that will instantly transform a glass paneled door or a window! Grab a sheet of clear contact paper and stick down colorful fall leaves on the sticky side. Then put up the contact paper on a window and you’ve got instant stained glass!
Read this cool book about leaf animals with your kids and encourage them to find leaves and create their own animals! You could display their leaf animal creations in their room or in the living room as fall decor.
With some gold leaf paint, you can paint a couple of leaves and stick them in pretty frames for instant seasonal decor! This is probably one of the easiest DIY projects with leaves, but the results are stunning.
Sit down with your kids and create some really fun and pretty leaf crowns using fall leaves and brown paper bags! You could also make leaf bracelets, animal leaf crowns, and more. Then have the kids come up with a play to entertain everyone with their new crowns and bracelets!
Try your hand at making clay leaf bowls with air-dry clay and leaves! The result is stunning and you could paint them when they’re all dry.
Who knew leaves could be so fun? Have you tried any other DIY projects with fall leaves?
“I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”