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Painted Leaves Fall Decorations

So, not to rush summer out or anything, but I am super excited about fall. Not sure if it’s the crazy hot heat or the fact that I just love wearing sweaters and boots but I’m ready. For my fall decorations this year I want to bring in some non-traditional colors. I like using blues in my everyday decor, so it kind of just makes sense and everything can transition pretty easily. I’m also excited about the idea of painted things non-traditional colors. Like leaves. In an afternoon you can make leaves any color you want and it’s a fun fall craft too.

Painted Leaves are the perfect fall craft to step up your fall decorations this year

If you enjoyed my fall garland, you guys are going to love this super simple fall decorations.

Painted Leaves in non-traditional colors is the chicest fall craft to step up your fall decorations this year

I snagged this bag of faux leaves (affiliate link) for just a few bucks. There is a variety of sizes and colors (which totally doesn’t matter since they are all getting painted, anyway). I laid them out on four pieces of cardboard making sure I got a good mix of sizes in each group. Then I went a spray painted each group a different color.

Painted Leaves in non-traditional colors is the chicest fall craft to step up your fall decorations this year

It took me less than 10 minutes to spray them all. You want to do this on a day when it’s not so windy because the leaves are really light and tend to get picked up easily (clearly, I attempted this on a windy day – it was a disaster).

Painted Leaves in non-traditional colors is the chicest fall craft to step up your fall decorations this year

After the leaves were all dry I wanted to string them up on large twigs to create large scale fall decorations. To do this I gave each leaf a very small cut (you could use a hole puncher if you have one handy) just to create a little hole to string some raffia through. I tied different lengths of raffia to different leaves and tied and the other end to the twig. No measuring, I just kind of eyeballed it.

Painted Leaves in non-traditional colors is the chicest fall craft to step up your fall decorations this year

Currently, this is hanging above my chalkboard. I love the black background since it really makes the color of the leaves pop.

Fall Garland in 5 minutes

Also check out the faux leaves garland you can whip up in 5 minutes for just $1!

Painted Leaves in non-traditional colors is the chicest fall craft to step up your fall decorations this year
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33 thoughts on “Painted Leaves Fall Decorations

  1. This is amazing!! I love the non-traditional colors, too. And I really like the branch you use to hang them from!! I might need to make this for my fall decor this year! ๐Ÿ™‚ Visiting from The Makers! Have a fabulous Tuesday. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Very cute! I really like the blue. It’s non-traditional, but it totally works. Visiting from The Maker’s Link Party!

  3. I love this! I was just at the dollar store looking at faux leaves and wondering what could be done with those ugly things. You have inspired me…and I can save a few bucks too!

  4. Chelsea! You are a genius! These are AMAAAZZZING! I have a few bags of leaves I tried to find a place for last year, but I hated the colors and they didn’t match anything. Now I know what to do with them! Such a great idea and I can’t wait to try it. This whole project is perfect… right down to the chalkboard background! LOVE!

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  7. Love, love, LOVE this color scheme for your autumn leaves display! I’m definitely going to be making this – it’s simple, but has such great impact. Thanks for sharing! Pinned it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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