Monday, September 24, 2012

Family Crafting: Fun with Fall Leaves


This past week, Fall seems to have come into full bloom in our part of the world! The landscapes are gorgeous filled with deep reds, yellows and oranges as the trees change colour. We couldn't help but want to bring some of the beauty of Fall indoors with a simple family fall craft project! 

Follow along as we create a simple fall leaf bunting in five easy steps + have some of your own family fun along the way!


1. Go for a family walk to collect leaves of similar size and in a variety of different colours and shapes. Explore your neighbourhood or a local park to find as many unique leaves as you can.


1. Bring your leaves home and then press them {instructions here} in a book. Leave for a few days until completely dried. 

2. Using pages from an old book, cut out pennant shapes. Be sure to leave extra length at the top to be able to fold over and staple to create a space to string your banner. 

3. Once leaves are ready your favourite adhesive to attach your pressed leaves to each pennant.


4. Fold down the top portion of each pennant, secure with staples leaving enough space to string your banner. 

5. String your pennants and hang your lovely fall banner somewhere in your home to add a handmade  touch of Fall to your decor.


Five of my Favorite Family Fall leaf crafts:


For more Fall inspiration be sure to visit my Fall Pinterest board!


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Rebecca Cooper

Rebecca is a mom of four. She enjoys crafting with her kiddos, taking photos, and afternoon naps. Rebecca is a professional photographer and author. Connect with Rebecca on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+. Sign up via email for the latest updates from Simple As That.

11 comments:

  1. what a lovely idea - shame it's spring here - wil have to 'pin' it for next autumn.... thanks for sharing x

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  2. Oh this makes me happy. I love fall leaves. If only I had some trees or even some cooler temps. I will have to remember this for later.

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  3. I love how much yellow is in your header...it happens to be one of my favorite colors.

    The leaves are not fully colored here yet, they have just begun to change. I look forward to doing something like this with my husband who has always lived in a desert (even on his mission!) until now.

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  4. I can't wait to do this with my little one!!! Just need the leaves to change color :D

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  5. Okay, this might very well be the best idea ever because it is simple and I can do this! Love it. And the first picture of your daughter holding the leaf is stunning.

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  6. This is so adorable, I love sweet simple projects like this!

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  7. What a beautiful idea, off to pin!

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  8. Oh my goodness, I LOVE your blog!! It is too cute... I found you via Tip Junkie feature and I can't wait to follow along with you! I love the idea of this banner, this will be my next project ;)

    -Fotini { http://glamorousbride.blogspot.com }

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  9. I love this fall craft idea. I can see our mantle with this strewn across it. Definitely bookmarking/pinning. Thanks!

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  10. That is a beautiful idea! :)

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  11. what a lovely idea. so pretty. Found your blog from BonBon Break. My post is with yours in the playroom.

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