Thursday, November 7, 2019

Autumn Leaves paper crafting


Happy Fall! I love decorating for Autumn and I've been having lots of fun with the Autumn Leaves printable paper craft! There are so many fun things you can make with it. 
When you subscribe to my newsletter, you can download the PDF version FREE from the Free Downloads Vault through November! Or you can purchase the full version at little dear prints, which includes PNG files and SVG files for cricut and silhouette machines.
The PDF includes leaves in three different sizes, so you can create all sorts of fun fall crafts.


 I LOVE making mandalas out of leaves and other nature treasures. Creating one with these paper leaves is just as fun and relaxing! After cutting, I folded the leaves in half a bit so they'd be a little more three dimensional, then arranged them in a pretty, repeating design. You can use poster tack to make one on the wall, or glue them onto a board or canvas.
You can see the huge mandala I made with real leaves last year, right here.


Wreaths are perfect decor for any season. To make this one, cut a circle from stiff paper, with another circle out of the center. I'm using 2 printouts of the smallest leaf size (the first page) and an 8 inch circle with a 4 inch hole. (I used embroidery hoops to trace the circles, because I kind of have a lot of those around. ;)
Start with the largest leaves, spacing and gluing them evenly around the circle. Angle and point them all in the same direction. Fill in the spaces with smaller ones until you've covered the white circle. 


You can also string leaves onto yarn or embroidery floss for a fun garland. Have I mentioned lately how much I love garlands of all kinds? They're one of my favorite things to decorate with.


Or make Leaf Fairies! My son and I have invented stories about the Leaf Fairies, who change the leaf colors in the fall, hibernate all winter, then make new leaves and flowers to grow again in the Spring, with their factories inside of trees! We often pick up pretty leaves and flowers outside, make little bouquets, and leave them in trees for the Leaf Fairies to find. :) I went to his class fall party last week and we made Leaf Fairies (and animals and monsters) from real leaves with his class. It was lots of fun! You can use this PDF to create your own Leaf creatures, and they'll last all year (unlike real leaves. :)

I hope you enjoy this Autumn Leaves printable and you Autumn season as well!
xo aimee

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