3 DIY leaf-themed crafts to decorate your home for fall

Here are some Do It Yourself leaf-themed crafts to decorate your home this Fall including an autumn wreath, glittery leaf garland and pom pom branches put together with a tube of mod podge!

From colorful pumpkins to bursting cornucopias, autumn décor holds a world of beloved opportunities. Many style choices for fall originate from the season’s most iconic symbol: red, orange and gold autumn leaves. This fall, make your home pop with these leaf-themed crafts for all skill levels!

Homemade autumn wreath

The wreath is a staple of fall décor, and this DIY version inspired by Birds & Blooms is totally customizable!

Supplies:

  • Floral wire
  • Dinner plate or another round object (to help you form the wreath)
  • Fall foliage, nuts, berries, pinecones — whatever you like!
  • Hot glue gun

Note: You can buy artificial fall foliage, or you can forage outside for pinecones and other items this is a great way to involve your kiddos in the project!

Instructions:

  1. Using a dinner plate or another round object as a guide, form the floral wire into a circle and join the ends.  
  2. Arrange your fall foliage on your wire circle without using glue. Experiment with multiple arrangements to create a balanced design. Pro tip: take a photo of your final design so you can reference it in the next step.
  3. When you’ve landed on your pattern, use your hot glue gun to glue each item to your wreath.
A homemade autumn wreath made with floral wire, a dinner plate, fall foliage including acorns, berries and pinecones pieced together with a hot glue gun

Glittery leaf garland

This garland inspired by Pretty My Party is an easy way to add some sparkle to your fall décor.

Supplies:

  • Autumn leaves (artificial leaves will last longer than real ones)
  • Liquid craft glue
  • Foam brush
  • Glitter
  • Ribbon
  • Hot glue gun
  • A branch or floral wire (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Working one leaf at a time, use your foam brush to spread a thin coat of liquid craft glue on the front of the leaf.
  2. Gently shake glitter onto the glue in an even layer.
  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 until all your leaves are decorated and allow your leaves to dry completely.
  4. Hot glue lengths of ribbon to each leaf. Hang leaves individually or tie them to a branch or floral wire.
A glittery autumn leaf garland made of a branch with gold ribbon tied around it with glittery, autumn leaves hanging like your typical home décor garland

DIY pom-pom branches

If you don’t have fall foliage where you live, these branches inspired by One Little Project are the perfect thing to bring autumn whimsy to your home.

Supplies:

  • Bare branches (real or artificial)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Pom-poms

Instructions:

  1. Using your hot glue gun, simply attach pom-poms to your branches. Pro tip: Glue the pom-poms where leaves would naturally grow to make your design more cohesive.
DIY pom pom branches which are small tree branches with pom poms glued all over to look like flowers sitting in a vase with the glittery leaf garland and homemade autumn wreath both hanging on the wall! Next to all of the fall inspired crafts is the Amber Glow Scentsy wax warmer lit up

After you’ve finished one (or two, or three!) DIY crafts, add a leaf-themed warmer like Amber Glow to complete the look, and you’re ready for autumn. Happy crafting!

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