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What to do with Autumn Leaves


What to do with Autumn Leaves - 11 Creative Ideas to Try

Are you as inspired by Autumn leaves as I am?

I find myself gathering up each beautiful red, yellow, orange, brown, and multicolored leaf I come across, marveling over patterns and colors.

I’ve even been known to pull the car over on the side of the road for a particularly striking leaf.

Celebrating Autumn Leaves and Colors

Every day, I come home from a walk with a stack of colorful leaves in my hand (and usually a pocket full of acorns and other treasures to boot).

I pressed some leaves earlier this week, as I do every year. And drew one beautiful, large oak leaf.

Experimenting with paper clay and autumn leaf gorgeousness…

A photo posted by Jean Van’t Hul (@jeanvanthul) on

I’ve been photographing them, embracing them with my eyes, contemplating the transitions of life because of them, making leaf impressions with paper clay (a kind of air dry clay)…

Having fun with the heart punch I just uncovered at the bottom of a box…   A photo posted by Jean Van’t Hul (@jeanvanthul) on

…making leaf scratch art, arranging the colors and shapes on every possible surface, and even playing around with the hole punch.

I am so freakin’ in love with Autumn leaves!

In case you’re wondering what to do with Autumn leaves, here’s my list of creative ideas. Use them for crafts, art inspiration, and fall decoration…

What to do with Autumn Leaves - More Than 11 Creative Ideas to Try

11 Creative Ways to Use Autumn Leaves

  1. leaf doodling
  2. clay leaf prints
  3. leaf printing
  4. leaf painting
  5. leaf crowns
  6. a leaf wreath
  7. leaf art with chalk pastels
  8. an ephemeral Autumn bunting
  9. Autumn suncatchers
  10. leaf peepers
  11. scratch art leaves

What are your favorite things to do with Autumn leaves?

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What to do with Autumn Leaves - More Than 11 Creative Ideas

  • Karly
    September 24, 2015 at 10:03 am

    Love these ideas for autumn!