Leaf Wall Décor, 2 Ways

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Now that the leaves are just beginning to change color where we are in Philadelphia, it’s the perfect time to bring some into home as a form of décor. What I really love about decorating with leaves is that it’s a short-lived thing. Leaves only change color for a short period of time, and once you pluck them from a tree, it’s only a matter of time before they dry up. This forces us to really appreciate every moment of beauty that these colored pieces of nature give to us. Here are two ways I love to decorate my walls with autumn tree leaves.

I love the idea of using leaves to create a painting-like display on the wall. It’s really easy and really fun. Just gather some leaves from outside and tape them to your wall. I used brown washi tape, but this would work with standard masking tape, as well. Point the leaves in different directions, and use each  leaf as one tiny piece of an overall shape. This would be really cool for a party photo booth, too!

Leaves taped to wall

Leaf wall decor

The second way is to thread a bunch of leaves onto some pieces of string and then hang them from a wall. Thread them in different directions so that the leaves point different ways once they’re hung. I also think it looks great to space the leaves unevenly between one another and to use different lengths of string – both of these things give more of a hand-done, “perfectly imperfect” feel. You can also have some fun by decorating a few of the leaves however you like – I used gold acrylic paint.

Decorating with leaves

Painting leaves gold

Leaves hanging on wall

Leaves hung on wall

If the leaves are changing where you live, go outside and gather some while you still can. :)

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meg -October 1, 2013, 9:01AM

What a great idea to bring the outside in!


jessi -October 1, 2013, 3:45PM

I’ve already starting collecting them and taping them all over my apartment! I love the strong idea!
so beautiful!

Hanh -October 1, 2013, 8:32PM

I can’t wait to try this out in my room! It’s a perfect idea for autumn decorations!

Natascia Russo -October 2, 2013, 2:06AM

Seeing this work of art makes me think how beautiful it is to decorate my room using just leaves outside my house. Bravo to your idea!

Juliette Laura -October 3, 2013, 9:42AM

SO so beautiful! Definitely doing this in my dorm!

xo, Juliette Laura

Alexa Sonken {Invitations for Creatives} -October 4, 2013, 12:31AM

Cute, quirky, easy and simple! Thanks! :)


prairie curtains pattern -November 6, 2013, 8:04AM

I am going to try this at my home decor. Nice sharing.

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