Looking for ideas for creative leaf crafts for fall? Here are seven easy and simple leaf projects you can make in under an hour.

leaf crafts for fall

This morning I walked outside and gasped.

It wasn’t hot.

It wasn’t humid.

It was cool and light and rainy.

And as I watched, a leaf drifted to the ground.


My favorite season.

My favorite day.

My favorite minute.

You know.

That moment that you realize that fall in Texas is just around the corner. And so today on the first day of September, I want to celebrate with a few fall leaf projects. Next week I can’t wait to take you on a little tour and show you all the decorating I’ve been working on.

Here are 7 creative leaf projects for fall.

leaf crafts for fall pillow

leaf crafts for fall leaf pillow

Seven Creative Leaf Crafts For Fall

1. Dyed burlap painted leaf pillow

These burlap pillows had seen better days.

They were damaged and a little sad and worn and pitiful.

Some people might have tossed them. But why? When you can dye them and paint them.

See the entire DIY project here.

leaf crafts for fall paper leaves

leaf crafts for fall wreath

2. DIY Book page leaf wreath

The only thing cuter than a fall wreath is a fall wreath made from stuff you have just laying around the house. You don’t need a penny to make this wreath.

Just a few book pages and a wreath form.

You can see the entire DIY here (and a cost-free solution if you don’t have a wreath form).

leaf crafts for fall runner

3. Duck Tape Leaf Runner

The twins and I made this project together back when they thought about braces instead of boys.

It’s a fun project for a family craft night or a Thanksgiving table.

This runner is made from duck tape and cleans up so easily.

You can see the entire DIY here.

leaf crafts for fall mantel

leaf crafts for fall paper leaves

leaf crafts for fall pumpkin

leaf crafts for fall garland

4. Decorating with paper leaves

I’ve decorated with book pages in so many different ways that I just grouped them all together here. There are so many ideas. Here are just a few of my favorites:

  • Attach them to the side of a hutch with double-stick tape
  • Decorate your mantel by scattering them
  • Add a paper leaf to the top of a wood pumpkin
  • Make a “falling leaf” tree with branches and craft paper leaves

5. Framed leaf project

I found these frames at Target and used them to turn leaves into art.

All you need is five minutes and a little yard shopping.

You can see the entire DIY here.

6. Stamped leaf pillow

Just when you thought that fall couldn’t go blue and white?

I have a few projects for you.

This pillow is made from stamping leaves onto a pillow form.

You can see the DIY here.

7. Scrapbook leaf pumpkin

And this blue and white pumpkin project is even easier.

All you need is a little scrapbook paper and some paint.

You can see the five-minute DIY here.

Fall decorating.

It’s here.

Just like cooler days and crisp mornings and sweater weather and hot chocolate with mini marshmallows.

And I couldn’t be happier. 🙂 

PS These technically aren’t leaves, but this was one of my most popular projects last year.

You can see how to make these DIY wood slice branches here.

leaf decor linked here

And in case you didn’t want to DIY?

I put some fun leaf decorating ideas all linked here.

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  1. Image for JC JC

    Thanks KariAnne for the inspiration! Happy 9/1! Love all these easy and inexpensive leaf projects to decorate the next three months. The real leaves on the trees here have a tinge of yellow and the breeze feels every so fallish. My favorite season too! Have you ever tried dipping faux fabric leaves in plaster of Paris? You must try! They come out looking white porcelain like! I've made a lot several years ago and most still look so pretty....so many uses in decor and they really can be used in different ways all the way to January.👍

    1. Image for Jan Kinman Jan Kinman

      Oh my goodness! What a great idea! So do you thin down the plaster? Dip the leaves, or brush? Would you mind sharing pics?

  2. Image for Peg Peg

    Happy meteorological start of fall today! I'm holding on to summer as long as I possibly can!! Winter is way too long up here in Bawstin!!! xoxo

  3. Image for Patricia Patricia

    Pinned the branch and falling leaves project. Our building has a door decoration contest for Halloween. I think I might try that faux tree and add spiders and little ghosts to the falling leaves. Maybe a bat? Got any easy ideas for bats? I won last time with my mummified door (wrapped in crepe paper with spooky eyes). And one year, we had a pumpkin decorating contest, I turned my faux pumpkin into Cinderella's coach with tiny white mice. I get too many ideas and Halloween brings it out in me.

  4. Image for Va in NC Va in NC

    Love the wood slices and so glad you shared all the sources. I really appreciate as I can order and dont have to try and remember to look up later. Your ideas are so great. I really enjoy your posts. Thank you. Blessings,

  5. Image for Lynn Mosher Lynn Mosher

    Oooooooo...loooooooove faaaaaaalllll!!! Reminds me of knee socks, sweaters, and plaid skirts. LOL Thanks for all the great leafiness! 🙃😄

  6. Image for PJ PJ

    What fun and pretty ideas! I usually hold on to summer as long as possible, but it may be 105 here this weekend. That's a bit much for me. Snow will be here soon enough and these projects will give me something to do while staying inside.

  7. Image for Marlene Marlene

    I love all your leave projects, and It will be fun to make. I love all the beautiful colors Fall will bring, thanks for sharing.

  8. Image for Debbie from SC Debbie from SC

    Fall is coming to SC sometime this winter! LOL. We lived in Houston, TX for10 years. I loved it so much. But the weather is so much like here in southern SC. Hah! I was shopping today and smelled the most yummy pumpkin candle. I may have to get it and light it while I begin to transition my front porch, back screened in porch and patio into Fall…..while I have the air conditioning on LOWWWWW! 🥵🥵🥵

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