How to Use Autumn Leaves to Decorate a Home

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Autumn leaves add color and warmth to home decorating. These leaves can be used in a variety of ways to both change your decorating look and acknowledge the changing seasons. Some people prefer to use the actual leaves from trees, while others prefer to purchase the autumn leaves from a craft store. Unless you preserve them, real ones will not last long. Bought ones can be used year after year.

Things You'll Need

  • Autumn leaves
  • Small sticks
  • Grapevine wreath
  • Glass jars
  • Craft glue
  • Tape

How to Use Autumn Leaves to Decorate a Home

  • Limb and Leaf Flower Vase:Pick up small tree limbs and twigs from your yard. These should be small wispy limbs. Wash them and let dry. Arrange these limbs in a favorite vase. Choose a large tall vase for a more uniform display. Set the vase where you want it and arrange the autumn leaves around the bottom. If you are using a vine of leaves, you can hook some of them onto the limbs and let them cascade over and around the vase.

  • Autumn Leaf Wreath Display:Buy a grapevine or straw wreath. Use craft glue to attach the autumn leaves to the wreath. If you are using an artificial vine, simply wind it around the wreath. You can add glue-on ribbons or other small craft items to go with the autumn scene. Hang the wreath on your wall or front door.

  • Glass Jar Displays:Fill glass jars full of autumn leaves from your yard. Screw on the top and wrap a matching ribbon around the lid. Use these for creative bookends or just as decoration. If you don’t have a lid, cut a circle out of a colorful piece of material. Place it over the top of the jar and tie a ribbon around the rim of the jar.

  • Other Uses for Autumn Leaf Decorating:Get creative with your leaves. Choose large colorful leaves from your yard or trees. Poke them randomly into your green plants for added color. Tape a few to the insides of your windows for a colorful window display. If you have a fall scenery photo or painting, tape leaves to the back of the frame and let them stick out as a border.

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