19 Ways to Decorate With Leaves This Fall
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.
Autumn Leaves & Branches Vase
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.
Autumn Leaf Bowls
A truly seasonal way to hold chocolates or other small goods in your home—don’t worry, this bowl is easier than it looks.
Glitter Falling Leaves Garland
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.
Seasonal Cake Garnish
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.
Watercolor Leaf & Branch Mobile
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.
Pumpkin Candle Holders
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.
Autumn Leaf Mason Jars
Nothing says fall like pretty leaves and down-home Mason jars. Use these Mod Podged-jars as candle holders for your table.
Autumn Leaves & Recipe Cards Garland
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.
Leaf Place Cards
Hosting a party or family holiday gathering? These leaf place cards are pretty and simple—just practice your calligraphy skills a little before!
Fall Leaf Trees
A little creativity brought tomato cages and urn planters together to make these indoor fall leaf trees, string lights optional according to your taste.
Bed of Leaves & Pumpkin Centerpiece
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—a nice change from the usual color-filled centerpieces that we know and, still, love.
Spruce up the guest bedroom for autumn with a vase of fall leaves and berries. It gives a tasteful pop of color!
Hanging Gold Leaves Display
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.
A Mantel Full of Leaves
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!
Gold-Dipped Leaf Garland
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!
Metallic Fall Leaves
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.
Colorful Fall Foliage Wreath
Nothing says autumn quite like our favorite fall leaves, making this brightly colored wreath the perfect welcome.
Waxed Fall Leaves
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.
White Pumpkin with Gold Leaves
For a lighter fall décor scheme, this white pumpkin with gold painted leaves—use some glue or Mod Podge—is a pretty focal point for indoors or outdoors.