I grew up in northern Wisconsin, and while I don’t really miss the months of snow and ice, I do miss the leaves. In the summer they’re everywhere – you can barely tell there are buildings for all the beautiful trees!
And in the fall…oh my word. There’s just something about the cool, crisp air, the beautiful red and gold leaves falling all around you…it’s heaven. Or darn near.
As a child, I remember doing all kinds of nature projects and crafts with my mom and my friends. It was fun to celebrate the beauty of the leaves and get creative with what we found in nature!
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Where I live now, we still get some leaves turning each year, but it’s just not the same. To bring back a little taste of the autumn I remember from childhood, I put together a list of my favorite autumn leaf DIY projects.
I’ve also listed the supplies you’ll need for several so you can easily find the ones your kids would love!
These would be great projects to add to your nature studies or craft time. They can also be a fun way to start new traditions with your family!
DIY Nature Projects with Leaves
Fall Leaf Luminaries by Create Craft Love
Ball Pint Jar, Regular Mouth, Set of 12, (16 oz)Adhesive Vinyl Sheets – 50 Pack 12” X 12” Premium Permanent Self Adhesive Vinyl Sheets in 38 Assorted Colors for Cricut,Silhouette Cameo,Craft Cutters,Printers,Letters,DecalsDecoArt AMERICANA ACRYLIC POPULAR PICKS SAMPLER SETValue-Pack 10-Pc Foam Paint Brush Set – Wood Handles by Industrial Tools
I love this watercolor leaf printing project from Kitchen Table Classroom. It’s such an amazing way to learn about leaf structure and make some beautiful watercolor botanical prints! (By the way…the owner of Kitchen Table Classroom, Jodi, has a ton of amazing art projects on her site. Check them out!)
Fall Leaf Pillow by Tater Tots and Jello
Fall Leaf Sparkly Napkins by The Inspiration Vault
Falling Leaves by Empress of Dirt
Autumn Leaf Sun Catchers by Mum in the Madhouse
Glittered Leaf Garland by Pretty My Party
Fall Leaf Umbrella by DIY Candy
Fall Leaf Lanterns by Happiness is Homemade
Handmade 100 Red Skeleton Leaves Rubber Tree Natural Scrapbooking Craft DIY Card Wedding, Mulberry Paper Leaves, By WADSUWAN SHOP100 Pcs, Skeleton Natural Ficus Religiosa Leaves Artificial Leaves Craft Card Scrapbook DIY Handmade Embellishment Decoration Art, Mulberry Paper Leaves, by RATREE Shop.Mod Podge CS11302 Original 16-Ounce Glue, Matte FinishArtlicious – Foam Paint Brush Value Pack (One Inch – 25 Pack)
Vellum Fall Leaves Vase by The Inspiration Vault
Watercolor Leaf and Branch Mobile by Happiness is Homemade
Leaf Cut Out Coasters by Moms and Crafters
Scrapbook Paper Leaf Art by DIY Candy
Echo Park Paper Company TSF93016 The Story of Fall Collection KitPattern Paper Pack – Sweater Weather – Scrapbook Card Stock Single-Sided 12BarnwoodUSA Rustic Farmhouse Signature Picture Frame – Our 8×10 Picture Frame can be Mounted Horizontally or Vertically and is Crafted From 100% Recycled and Reclaimed Wood | No Assembly Required
I hope you have fun with these projects! They’re an easy, creative, and inexpensive way to learn about nature and have fun with projects – and to make memories with your kids!