Welcome Fall With These 3 Easy Faux Leaf DIYs

Create these crafts while you wait for the pumpkin bread to bake.

Gift Tags With Painted Faux Fall Leaves on Pumpkin Bread Packages

Faux Fall Leaf Gift Tags

HGTV Handmade’s Danielle Boaz shares step-by-step instructions to make neat faux fall leaf crafts, from garland and gift tags to wall art on HGTV.com. To make you will need, faux fall leaves, a needle and thread, twine, a hole punch, a dowel rod and paint.

From: HGTV Handmade

Photo by: Danielle Boaz

Danielle Boaz

Gather the cozy blankets and light some pumpkin-scented candles because fall is in the air. While you’re at it, round up some basic crafting supplies and make these neat faux fall leaf DIYs by HGTV Handmade's Danielle Boaz. Spruce up a gift tag with gold and red leaves, create some autumn-inspired wall art or string together some gourd-eous garland.

Faux Leaf Autumn Garland

Painted Faux Fall Leaf Garland Hangs in Living Room Along the Window

Faux Fall Leaf Garland

HGTV Handmade’s Danielle Boaz shares step-by-step instructions to make neat faux fall leaf crafts, from garland and gift tags to wall art on HGTV.com. To make you will need, faux fall leaves, a needle and thread, twine, a hole punch, a dowel rod and paint.

From: HGTV Handmade

Photo by: Danielle Boaz

Danielle Boaz

Materials + Tools

  • needle and thread

Stack + Thread Leaves

Gather the faux fall leaves. Create a stack of 12 in your preferred color pattern (Image 1). Then use a needle and thread to pierce through the layered stack of grouped leaves (Image 2). Push the leaves down as you thread them (Image 3). Note: 24 leaves should yield about 1 inch of garland.

Knot Ends + Display

Once the leaves are all strung together, tie the ends with a threaded knot (Image 1). Adjust leaves as needed along the thread (Image 2). Tip: If the leaves aren’t staying in place, use a bit of clear tape to secure. Then, hang the garland along a window and enjoy (Image 3).

Fall Leaf Ombré Wall Art

Painted Faux Fall Leaves on Strands Hanging From Dowel Rod on Wall

Faux Fall Leaf Wall Art

HGTV Handmade’s Danielle Boaz shares step-by-step instructions to make neat faux fall leaf crafts, from garland and gift tags to wall art on HGTV.com. To make you will need, faux fall leaves, a needle and thread, twine, a hole punch, a dowel rod and paint.

From: HGTV Handmade

Photo by: Danielle Boaz

Danielle Boaz

Materials + Tools

  • faux fall leaves
  • (1) 2-1/2' dowel rod
  • twine or cord
  • needle and thread
  • orange, red, yellow and gold paint
  • paintbrush

Paint Leaves

Use a 2-1/2-foot dowel rod as the base (Image 1). Determine how many strands to place on the dowel rod. For this project, Danielle is creating seven strands of leaves to hang along the top. Next, gather the faux fall leaves and paint each one a different autumn-inspired color (Image 2). Give each leaf one coat of paint and set aside to dry (Image 3). Note: This project will require three 10-leaf strands and four 9-leaf strands, so you should paint 68 leaves.

Thread + Tie Leaves

Once all the leaves are dry, string them together using a needle and thread. Push the thread through the middle of the first leaf and tie it off at the bottom (Image 1). The second leaf should hang about 1 inch from the first (Image 2). Repeat steps until all strands are complete. Tip: For an ombré look, thread the leaves together by color, with darker tones at the bottom. Next, tie the completed leaf strands to the dowel rod with matching colors at the top (Image 3) and space them about 3 inches apart.

Make Hanger + Display

Last, make the hanger with twine or cord. Wrap a few inches of twine around the ends of the dowel rod and tie off with a knot in the back (Image 1). Hang on the wall and enjoy with a cup of hot cider (Image 2).

Pumpkin Bread Gift Tags

Gift Tags With Painted Faux Fall Leaves on Pumpkin Bread Packages

Faux Fall Leaf Gift Tags

HGTV Handmade’s Danielle Boaz shares step-by-step instructions to make neat faux fall leaf crafts, from garland and gift tags to wall art on HGTV.com. To make you will need, faux fall leaves, a needle and thread, twine, a hole punch, a dowel rod and paint.

From: HGTV Handmade

Photo by: Danielle Boaz

Danielle Boaz

Materials + Tools

  • 1 piece card stock or thick paper
  • gold, orange, red and yellow paint
  • paintbrush

Start by painting two faux fall leaves with two different autumn-inspired colors (Image 1). While they dry, use a circle punch to create the gift tags from thick paper or card stock (Image 2). Write a cute note on each circular gift tag. Then, use a hole puncher to create a smaller hole in each of the painted faux leaves and the gift tags (Image 3). Assemble with the leaves on the bottom, card stock on top, and thread together with twine (Image 4). Affix the new tag to a cute treat bag and gift this little bit of fall to someone special (Image 5).

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