'Tis the season for tree canopies to explode with color. Tree leaves exemplify the sun's gradually diminishing heat as the brightest of warm hues paint splotches of color along the surface. Oranges, yellows , reds and plums drape each tree leaf with such beauty for such a brief period of time you can only wish it would last all year long.
Although Mother Nature limits the highly anticipated fall foliage color show to only a few months of the year, you can preserve autumn's aura by dedicating a bit of extra care, attention and creativity to the leaves falling from the trees.
Why not share the love you're feeling for fall by preserving some of its best assets--crisp, brightly colored leaves, freshly fallen from the trees--and transforming them into art? Dry and press them like flower petals between the pages of old books and newspapers. Hang them like garland from the railings along your staircase or front porch. Or coat them in wax or Mod Podge® to protect the leaves from losing their color throughout the coming seasons.
|Say hello to fall.|
Then, dig into the paper scraps, crayons, paint, embellishments and more. You're ready to start crafting.
Below are some ideas for fall leaf crafts you can make at home with friends and family.
Fall Craft Idea No. 1: Fall Leaf Rubbings
Description: An easy, kid-friendly fall craft project you can display on the fridge, on the wall or in a frame.
Fall Craft Idea No. 2: Fall Leaf Lantern
|Use Mod Podge to secure dry, fall leaves to the inside of a Mason jar to create a beautiful "leaf lantern."|
Description: A unique way to show off and illuminate the fall leaf colors you find in your yard. Note: With Mod Podge® involved, this project could get a little messy!
Fall Craft Idea No. 3: Fall Leaf Wreath
Description: A festive, decorative piece you can make yourself and proudly hang from your front door or above the fireplace. The fun part? Every wreath is unique.
|A festive fall wreath you can hang on your front door or above the fireplace.|
Feeling inspired? We'd love to see ways fall foliage has encouraged you to get creative. Share your fall craft idea with us below!