Day 11 #30DaysWild – Crafting with Leaves

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.

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  • Reply Let kids be kids

    Love these, especially the bowl x
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    June 15, 2016 at 6:54 am
  • Reply Fashion and Style Police

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

    June 14, 2016 at 8:48 pm
  • Reply Mudpie Fridays

    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

    June 14, 2016 at 6:53 pm
  • Reply Yvonne

    I love the notebook! Love the candles too, what a great idea. I would never think about doing something like this, which is why I love reading your blog – gives me inspiration! xxx
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    June 13, 2016 at 9:44 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      Thanks Yvonne, its what I love about reading blogs too – I’m always coming across new ideas and ways of doing things 🙂

      June 14, 2016 at 8:12 pm
  • Reply Linda at Mixed Kreations

    Great craft ideas using leaves! Love the candles and the idea of the leaf dish. I use to use leaves to stamp leaf prints on t-shirts.
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    June 12, 2016 at 9:58 pm
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    These look great – I love the candles. I bet you can’t wait for Autumn! recently posted…Football Feast – Supporting Iceland in Euro 2016My Profile

    June 12, 2016 at 12:39 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      Oh I do love Autumn Danny, although I am loving the weather we are having at the moment (although you might be getting the rain now). It’s been a lovely spring this year 🙂

      June 12, 2016 at 7:22 pm
  • Reply Elizabeth

    Such beautiful craft ideas! I am loving the candles and the book cover, especially.
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    June 12, 2016 at 9:27 am
  • Reply Life as Mum

    Oh wow, I love those crafts that you have done there. So beautiful and unique

    June 11, 2016 at 7:56 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      Thanks you, they are all nice and simple to make, but the leaves make them look lovely 🙂

      June 12, 2016 at 7:16 pm

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