Make a sweet fall leaf tree for your autumn home decor using real leaves and poster board! A super easy craft that you can make in a flash! For more fall projects see my Fall+ Thanksgiving page.
We had high winds here in North Carolina this week. The leaves are changing and started falling so rapidly. They were everywhere on my porch and looked so beautiful!
Then we had a little snowstorm and it knocked a ton of leaves off the trees and all over our yard.
I woke up to a huge pile on my deck this morning and just couldn’t resist making something great out of them!
I threw together this super easy craft Fall Leaf Tree from leaf remnants from all my porch piles!
Here’s how I did it, so you can make one too!
Fall Leaf Tree
- Leaves in various sizes from long to short and thin to wide
- 1 Sheet of Poster Board
- Brown Spray Paint
- Hot Glue and Gun
Roll the poster board into a cone shape and decide the thickness and length. Hot glue the outer flap edge to the cone.
Trim across the bottom of the cone to make it stand straight and level. Spray paint the cone with brown spray paint and let it dry.
Separate the leaves into sizes and shapes.
Start gluing the leaves around the bottom of the cone. I used short wide leaves on the bottom edge and intertwine them to cover the cone.
The next layer I used larger leaves. Add them in a row to cover the areas where the stems are for the last row. Repeat.
Think of this like a puzzle, placing leaves in between each other to fill the gaps. About halfway up the cone, I used long thin leaves, placing them really close together.
Near the top of the tree, I used small leaves. Fill in any gaps with pieces of leaves to cover areas where the cone shines through.
For the tree top, I folded two leaves that naturally curled inward and glued them together. And that’s it!!
I love it! It’s so pretty on my mantle. Too bad I will have to take it down for the holidays! Who knows, I may just add some snow and repurpose it for my holiday decor! Enjoy!
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