19 Ways to Decorate With Leaves This Fall

Autumn Leaf Mason Jars
Photo: Pinterest/Spark & Chemistry

We can't help but get a little too excited when the leaves begin to change into their beautiful hues of red, orange, and yellow every year as fall comes around. Not only do they make our surroundings feel cozier and sometimes breathtaking, but they provide an infinite resource for fall decorating ideas for our home. From garland to centerpieces, autumn leaves give the perfect touch of the season to any place. Not to mention, we can easily come by the perfect leaves for endless DIY projects right outside in our parks and backyards. Here are some of our favorite ways to decorate with leaves this fall.

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Autumn Leaves & Branches Vase

Autumn Leaves & Branches Vase
Pinterest

Pick your favorite large vase—clear or autumn-themed—and fill with tall branches of fall leaves for a bold statement perfect for your living room or table. A set of three vases is another great choice.

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Glitter Falling Leaves Garland

Glitter Falling Leaves Garland
Pinterest/House of Jade

It's amazing what some Elmer's glue and glitter can do—hang these dazzling leaves from ribbon or twine for garland to adorn any wall.

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Seasonal Cake Garnish

Seasonal Cake Garnish
Pinterest/Style Me Pretty/Judy Pak Photography

Fall leaves make an easy and festive garnish for your desserts, especially a perfectly iced cake. It'll impress your family at the next holiday celebration.

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Watercolor Leaf & Branch Mobile

Watercolor Leaf & Branch Mobile
Pinterest/Happiness is Homemade

If you're stuck with only dull brown leaves in your neighborhood, take matters into your own hands with this project. Watercolor paints give you all of the fall color you need.

Find the DIY guide at Happiness is Homemade

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Pumpkin Candle Holders

Pumpkin Candle Holders
Pinterest/SL by Stephanie Lynn

We love the use of a pumpkin as the base of this candle holder. Use some leaf garland (which you can make yourself) and grapevine to adorn the pumpkin.

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Autumn Leaf Mason Jars

Autumn Leaf Mason Jars
Pinterest/Spark & Chemistry

Nothing says fall like pretty leaves and down-home Mason jars. Use these Mod Podged-jars as candle holders for your table.

Find the DIY guide at Spark & Chemistry

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Autumn Leaves & Recipe Cards Garland

Autumn Leaves & Recipes Garland
Facebook/Sugar Pie Farmhouse

If this doesn't belong in Mama's kitchen in the fall, we don't know what does. Use twine and clothespins to hang autumn leaves and well-used recipe cards of your favorite fall dishes.

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Leaf Place Cards

Leaf Place Cards
Pinterest/Once Wed

Hosting a party or family holiday gathering? These leaf place cards are pretty and simple—just practice your calligraphy skills a little before!

Find the DIY guide at Once Wed

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Fall Leaf Trees

Fall Leaf Trees
Pinterest/Hometalk

A little creativity brought tomato cages and urn planters together to make these indoor fall leaf trees, string lights optional according to your taste.

Find the DIY guide at Hometalk

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Bed of Leaves & Pumpkin Centerpiece

Bed of Leaves & Pumpkin Centerpiece
Pinterest/Summer Adams

A vintage champagne bucket, the fall foliage of your choice (we do like the unconventional use of green leaves), and a white pumpkin make for an eye-catching fall centerpiece. It's a nice change from the usual color-filled centerpieces that we know and, still, love.

Find the full fall home tour at Summer Adams

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Bedside Touches

Bedside Touches
Pinterest/Dear Lillie

Spruce up the guest bedroom for autumn with a vase of fall leaves and berries. It gives a tasteful pop of color!

Find the full room tour at Dear Lillie

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Hanging Gold Leaves Display

Hanging Gold Leaves Display
Pinterest/michelleedgemont.com

Some gold spray paint can go a long way to glamorize your fall décor. Spray paint some fall leaves and use them to hang on a branch as a mobile—perfect for anywhere in your home.

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A Mantel Full of Leaves

A Mantel Full of Leaves
Pinterest/The Frugal Homemaker

This mantel is perfectly non-centered and layered with many fall pieces, most notably a bunch of different uses of fall leaves. They make up the wreath, fill the vase, and are sprinkled in the crate. We can never get enough leaves, either!

Find the DIY guide at The Frugal Homemaker

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Gold-Dipped Leaf Garland

Gold-Dipped Leaf Garland
Pinterest/The Sweetest Occasion

We just can't get enough garland ideas. This more natural garland is made with barely dipped leaves, and each leaf contains something to be thankful for, written with a white paint pin. Get your crew to submit their thanks!

Find the DIY guide at The Sweetest Occasion

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Metallic Fall Leaves

Metallic Fall Leaves
Pinterest/The Crazy Craft Lady

We just love the assorted metallic tones of these painted leaves all together—perfect for when you're trying something a little different than the traditional fall color scheme.

Find the DIY guide at The Crazy Craft Lady

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Colorful Fall Foliage Wreath

Colorful Fall Foliage Wreath
Laurey W. Glenn

Nothing says autumn quite like our favorite fall leaves, making this brightly colored wreath the perfect welcome.

Find the DIY guide at Southern Living

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Waxed Fall Leaves

Waxed Fall Leaves
Pinterest/Creative Homemaking

Dipping fresh fall leaves in thin melted wax helps in a variety of ways. It preserves them for longer use, it makes them easier to hang on branches, and it allows for you to sprinkle them anywhere without fear of a crumpling mess.

Find the DIY guide at Creative Homemaking

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White Pumpkin with Gold Leaves

White Pumpkin with Gold Leaves
Pinterest

For a lighter fall décor scheme, try this white pumpkin with gold painted leaves. Use some glue or Mod Podge to create a pretty focal point for indoors or outdoors.

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Forage For Foliage

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Hector Manuel Sanchez

"Use natural materials to beautify your table by gathering leaves, berries, hydrangeas, and more from your backyard," Mary Hollis Huddleston of Mrs. Southern Social and Please Be Seated, the elevated event-rental company, said. "In the South, we're lucky that we still have plants blooming in the fall. I love combining these things with more seasonal items, like colorful autumn leaves."

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