Roundup: Top 10 Fall Foliage Crafts

Draw on Leaves

Every year, fall hits us in the face with beauty. The smell of fresh rain, misty, mystical mornings, and a freaking rainbow of color across the trees.

So now imagine Mother Nature standing with her hands on her hips saying, “Well? What are you going to do about it?”

Here’s what:

Think outside of the box (of your house) and make some gorgeous art using fall foliage. The best part of these projects is that they’re nearly all kid-friendly. Get your little one to help you collect supplies and teach them to look at the world around them with a fresh perspective. What used to be green waste will turn into a treasure trove of art supplies.

Top 10 Fall Foliage Crafts

1. Make Leaf Creatures using bits and pieces you find on a daily walk or hike.

The birds. I really love the birds.

Leaf Creatures

2. Make a simple and striking leaf garland. Or, go bold and make a painted version. You do you.

Simple leaf garland

3. Turn old brown leaves into an absolute masterpiece using just pens or paint. Important question: Can these be sent as postcards? Because I want that.

Draw on Leaves

4. Make a leaf alphabet with Martha Stewart. But no “L is for Leaf” page. You’re better than that.

leaf alphabet

5. Whip up a leaf mask. Your superpower can be a magical leaf blower? Because I want mine to be jumping into leaf piles.

leaf mask

6. Add a little shimmer and make this gold leaf mobile.

Note: Mobiles are not just for babies. This is totally appropriate above a dining room table, in the living room, or above your own bed. We’re not judging.

Gold leaf mobile

7. Make a striking centerpiece using dry twigs and some gold paint.

gold painted branches

8. Make a flaming foliage votive. Just don’t really set the leaves on fire, okay? That’s not how this one works.

foliage votives

9. Save standout specimens in frames that, well, stand out.

pressed leaves

10. Make woodsy votives using an old glass or jar and a handful of twigs.

twig votive