Unexpected Ways to Turn Fall Foliage Into Decor
Transform a dreary raking session into a stylish, seasonally-inspired project.
Updated Nov 25, 2019 4:21 PM
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Bring the shapes, details, and textures of nature to the dinner table with a timely tablecloth or runner. Easy to whip up before a large gathering, this charming printed fabric DIY lets guests admire the outdoors from the comfort of your home.
Get the how-to on We Are Scout.
Tea + leaf art
This fantastical DIY pairs found branches with one of our favorite autumn activities: tea drinking. Dye your go-to blends and pin them to a painted board to create a semi-sculptural piece that will remind you of wandering through a forest.
Get the how-to on The House That Lars Built.
Instead of raking and bagging up fall leaves in the backyard, craft a superior table setting this season by hanging them from the ceiling. Serve sweet autumnal treats and mulled wine under this striking arrangement to really wow guests.
Get inspired by this spectacular setup on The Style Files.
Do you dream of apple picking and cider all season long? These pretty leaf printed pillows will surely inspire a whimsical snooze. While Maija Ukko created this subtle design by printing with Rowan leaves, the foliage possibilities for your at-home project are endless.
Get the how-to on Ukkonooa.
Framed and floating leaves
For a more minimalist take on fall splendour, consider suspending your findings with see-through frames. We love how lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari set her frames against a window to allow natural sunlight to shine through the arrangement.
Get the how-to on Love Maegan.
A not-so-obvious take on traditional fall garlands, we’re loving this colorful approach to wall decor. Whether you choose to hang in a child’s space or in the dining room, this fun (and easy-to-make) banner acts as a playful spin on the season—all you need is primer, paint, and washi tape to make it happen.
Get the how-to on I’m Drew Scott.
Autumnal wall art
Just one day’s worth of gathering will let you create an artful display for a lifeless space. Simply adhere a variety of leaves to card stock and tack the entire collection to an empty wall. When making your selections out in the woods, we suggest collecting a range of hues (from fiery reds to burnt orange to browns) and to keep an eye out for insect damage.
Get the how-to on Country Living.