3 great craft projects to make with leaves

by Sarah - Craft Invaders

For us, crafting with nature really helps us connect with the wild world around us. It makes us stop and really look at things – their shape, colour and texture, and we love nothing more than to go foraging for interesting shaped stones, shells, seeds and leaves for our craft projects.

As with any sort of foraging, be mindful of what you are picking and where you are collecting from. Ensure you are not causing lasting damage to living plants, and always gain permission before foraging on private land. It may only be a pine-cone, but technically it still belongs to the person who’s land it is on! Here are 3 great craft projects to make with leaves collected on a wild walk or from your garden.

Here are 3 great craft projects to make with leaves collected on a wild walk or from your garden.

Did you know you can decoupage with the beautiful leaves you collect while you are out exploring? This simple tutorial shows you how to apply them to a plain notepad for a spectacular look.

Here are 3 great craft projects to make with leaves collected on a wild walk or from your garden.

This is a super easy craft project that you do in two parts; Firstly you collect your foliage and set it pressing, then a couple of weeks later when your leaves are pressed, you can come back and use them in a craft project. Here we have used them to decorate some plain candles by pressing them into the wax (no glue needed!).

Here are 3 great craft projects to make with leaves collected on a wild walk or from your garden.

This project is a great way to get you looking at leaves properly; their shape, thickness, colour and most importantly their structure and texture. We used the leaves we gathered both to make prints on our clay, and also as templates to make little leaf dishes.

We’d love to hear about the ideas you have for crafting with leaves, please let us know in the comments below.

Here are 3 great craft projects for all the family to make with leaves that you have collected on a wild walk or from your garden.

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18 comments

Let kids be kids June 15, 2016 - 6:54 am

Love these, especially the bowl x

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Sarah - Craft Invaders June 17, 2016 - 3:58 pm

Thanks Karen, they’re all great fun to make 🙂

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Fashion and Style Police June 14, 2016 - 8:48 pm

Leaves have the power to make pictures very beautiful.Lovely shot.

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Sarah - Craft Invaders June 17, 2016 - 3:57 pm

Thank you. leaves are beautiful things 🙂

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Mudpie Fridays June 14, 2016 - 6:53 pm

Those leaves look so pretty! I would never have thought of using them as decopatch such a great idea. I can see us making some clay leaves in the Autumn. Xx

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Sarah - Craft Invaders June 14, 2016 - 8:27 pm

Leaves are so pretty aren’t they? It’s such fun crafting with them 🙂

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