26 DIY Ways to Use Fall Leaves
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26 DIY Ways to Use Fall Leaves

Let nature become your muse and your supplies as you figure out ways to incorporate leaves into every aspect of your DIY life. Soon enough, you’ll be able to find these bad boys everywhere, but rather than tossing out that big pile that’s sitting in your yard, decorate your walls, your table and even yourself with ’em! Your house will feel festive and fall-ish for as long as you need (until it’s time for the holidays, maybe?).

1. Celebrate Fall: Natural leaves made to look like boho feathers blend summer and fall just the way you want them to. (via Alisa Burke)

2. Leaf Crown: We cannot get over how adorable these crowns are. So adorable, in fact, that we’re probably going to make one for ourselves and wear it around the house Princess Di style. (via Varpunen)

3. Fall Inspired Leaf Crown: Or perhaps we’ll be a little more subtle and make something to wear outdoors as we embrace tights, red lipstick and cinnamon everything. (via Sincerely, Kinsey)

4. Fall Decor With Pressed Leaves: Minimalism at its finest. These pressed leaves accentuate the subtleties of fall without being over-the-top. (via BHG)

5. Book Page Garland: Though not actually made from real leaves, we’ll forgive it because this garland is made from old books, and that’s pretty much the same thing, only more awesome. (via The Nester)

6. Stenciled Leaf Mug: A teeny tiny daily reminder of how great it is when the leaves fall and the weather calls for sweaters and lattes spiced with pumpkin, this mug was made for you. (via Hands Occupied)

7. Decorative Leaves: There is no bad time or place for decorative leaves. You can incorporate them into any household decor. So go crazy and put them up in every available space. (via Bicocacolors)

8. Leaf Mask: How cute is this mask? Make it for your kids to run around in after school or for yourself if you’re just loving the turn of weather. (via Small + Friendly)

9. Fall Leaf Initial: Mark your territory in the most autumnal way you can think of with this simple and elegant wreath. (via The Thrifty Abode)

10. Classic Updo With Silver Leaves: No one says it has to cost a lot to be cutesy and trendy. This silver painted headband proves it. (via Brit + Co)

11. Fall Sugar Leaves: If you’re a whiz in the kitchen, whip up these sugar leaves when you’re looking for a pick-me-up after the first snow of the season. (via Style Sweet)

12. Fall Leaves Wreath: Elegant, simple and detailed with some simple gold, this is a step up from the wreaths you saw as a child. (via Alisa Burke)

13. Silver Leaf Pumpkin: This is by far the most elegant pumpkin we’ve ever seen. Become the talk of the town with your very own. (via Shift Ctrl ART)

14. Painted Fall Leaves: There are endless possibilities of what colors and designs you can put on leaves, not to mention where you can hang them. They’re sure to add cheer to any upcoming dreary days. (via Grow Creative)

15. Leaf Prints: This is a modern and grown-up nod to your childhood. Get in touch with your roots by leaf-printing gift tags. (via Skip to My Lou)

16. Plaster Leaf Prints: This project only looks complicated. Once you put them out, you’ll be revered as the effortlessly crafty one in the neighborhood. (via That Artist Woman)

17. Fall Foliage Garland: Clean, tasteful and with a touch of gold, this homemade garland will match any color palette. (via Freutcake)

18. Place Card: Get creative with your place cards without breaking the bank. All you need is a little twine, a little paint and some clearly spectacular calligraphy skills. (via Brit + Co)

19. Leaf Animals: Stop making turkey drawings from the outline of your hand. Instead, work on these fantastic leaf animal faces. Bonus: Get the kids involved and see what they come up with. (via Handmade Charlotte)

20. Waxing Leaves: Keep it traditional with a simple and elegant leaf garland. The wax will make it last all season long. (via Clover Lane)

21. Last Minute Centerpiece: Those sitting at the kids table will love the colors and the grown-ups will be envious of your mad sewing skills. This bright centerpiece is as easy to make as it is cute. (via Alisa Burke)

22. Corkboard Leaf Trivets: Rather than bringing the real deal into your house, fashion some cork into leaf shapes and be reminded what it is you love about this time year. (via Martha Stewart)

23. Laurel Head Wreath: Feeling Greek? You will after you don your laurel head wreath to your next fall festival. (via Brit + Co)

24. Autumn Leaves Mobile: This mobile works for your Thanksgiving dinner or for crafty moms looking for something seasonal to hang over a new baby’s crib. (via Madame Citron)

25. Gilded Leaf Place Settings: Gilded, personalized and beautiful — do you need anything else to tell you where to sit? (via Say Yes)

26. Dried Leaf Garland: With your choice of paint colors, this dried leaf garland could be made any time of the year. But we’re partial to using it as lovely party decor during the autumn months. (via A Fabulous Fete)

Have you made something fabulous out of that pile of leaves in your front yard? Show us in the comments!