6 Fast and Easy Ways to Decorate with Leaves

Hang them- I made this last year. It hangs outside my dining area. I love watching it blow and spin in the wind. If you’d like to make one this year, go here for the tutorial.

Clip them- I think I love these tiny clothespins almost as much as I love spray paint and mod podge.

I tied some twine from the stair railing, then hung the leaves by the little clothes pins to the twine.

It’s kind of a mix between a bunting and garland.

Tie them- Take some twine and just wrap it around a leaf and a vase, bottle or candle.

Tie a bow in the front with the twine.

Or tie the leaves to the ends of the twine and wrap it around the lid of a jar.

Glue them- I’ve had snowflakes, hearts, eggs, flowers and shamrocks hanging from these branches, but never leaves. Now I do.

I used a glue gun and glued a few leaves here and there. This is upstairs between Emilee’s room and the boy’s playroom.

I love how it turned out. I think it’s my favorite.

Stuff them- This one was easy. Just take a few leaves and stuff them into a candle holder, vase, bottle, etc. My mom gave me this cute candle holder last month and I love it. Thanks Mom!

Stick them- I took three foam balls and these cheapy garland leaves and made some cute leaf balls.

I had to use hot glue in a few places, but usually I could just stick the leaves in the foam and they stayed put.

It took about 3 minutes to make each ball.

And I wasn’t precise at all, just start sticking them in.

I put all three of them in this pretty white bowl. Maybe I’ll add some other decorative balls later.

Can you guess the best part about decorating with leaves? Yeap, I had everything I needed on hand so the total cost was $0. Which fits perfectly within my budget. Can you think of more ways to decorate with leaves?


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{ 27 comments… add one }
  • Korrie@RedHenHome September 13, 2010, 6:43 pm

    Cute! I love your staircase “garland” the best!

  • Jessa (Holiday-Haven) September 13, 2010, 8:14 pm

    Such cuteness, love the tree, garland, and bottles!!!

  • Chantel September 13, 2010, 8:47 pm

    Oh I really love this! How do you think of such good ideas? I am going to copy you, hope you don’t mind 🙂

  • Jenny September 14, 2010, 7:09 am

    Love that branch you have, it can have so many themes…How fun!

  • J. Hill September 14, 2010, 8:44 am

    I love the way fall leaves look around the house! That leaf bunting is my favorite. I will have to keep an eye out for some teensy tiny clothespins. 😀

  • Joy September 14, 2010, 9:32 am

    I love how you have so many great fall decor ideas! Thanks for sharing them.

  • Holly September 14, 2010, 10:49 am

    You have lots of good ideas! I especially like the branch “tree” and the staircase garland.

  • Nicole September 14, 2010, 11:03 am

    I love leaves! Thanks for the inspiring ideas!

  • MessyMissy September 14, 2010, 11:51 am

    Nice ideas. I like the bunting in particular!!!

  • Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage September 14, 2010, 12:56 pm

    Great ideas as always Leanne!!

  • Kim@cheapchichome September 14, 2010, 5:22 pm

    I love the clothes pinned ones – that’s such a great idea.

  • mary September 14, 2010, 8:54 pm

    Love all the ideas especially those leaf balls! Cute

    bee blessed

  • Heather September 14, 2010, 9:14 pm

    I am just starting my fall decorating, I love all the great ideas. Thanks, I stopped by from It’s so very Cheri.

  • Cheryl September 15, 2010, 5:45 am

    Thanks for all the great ideas – will definitely be using them!! Stopping by from It’s So Very Cheri’s party (and because I follow you too!).

  • Bette @ Frugal Mom x3 September 15, 2010, 7:22 am

    I love that tree you made. I’m visiting from It’s So Very Cheri. I’m your newest follower!

    Come check out my Giveaway!


  • Sheila Atchley September 15, 2010, 7:45 am

    I’m stealing the leaf ball idea – I’m stealing the leaf ball idea!

    (Is there an echo in the comments section???)



  • Ann September 15, 2010, 8:39 am

    I love all your leaf ideas, so colorful and inspiring. Especially the leafy branches, gorgeous.

  • Merry September 15, 2010, 5:22 pm

    Love these ideas–you’re right, I have everything on hand and lots of leaf garland I’ll be reinventing!

  • Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage September 15, 2010, 8:54 pm

    They’re all lovely, Leanne! Fall is my favorite time of year and one of my favorite seasons to decorate for. You’ve given me some great ideas.

    I would love to have you join me for one, or all three, of my parties each week.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  • Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage September 15, 2010, 8:55 pm

    Forgot to mention that I’m visiting from It’s So Very Cheri.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  • Melissa Howard September 16, 2010, 3:37 pm

    I love leaves and these are some cute ideas. I particularly like the bunting/garland idea and the stuffing them idea.

  • Amy September 16, 2010, 8:49 pm

    Wow! You have some great ideas. I love the wind chime idea and the leaf on the bottles!

  • {All Thingz Related} September 18, 2010, 3:08 pm

    Terrific ideas! Thanks so much for joining us this week!

  • Twice Remembered September 19, 2010, 3:43 pm

    I love those projects! {and those mini clothespins, they are a fave of mine, too!} I especially liked the garland on the stair rail. Great job! I used those leaves and some twine last year to embellish some muffins wrapped in cellophane for class treats. So many great uses for them!

  • Jen October 3, 2010, 8:26 am

    During conference yesterday I made a fall leaf garland using yours as my inspiration. I couldn’t find those small clothespins so I ended up tying the twine to each leaf stem. It turned out great. Thanks for the fun (and inexpensive) idea!

  • Funky Junk Interiors November 7, 2010, 12:06 am

    Very sweet details Leanne! I’m especially fawning over the tree with the leaves in the corner. That is one sweet little room detail!


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