Simple Leaf Crafts

We love DIY craft projects, so we're clearly going crazy for the new book Craft-a-Day: 365 Simple Handmade Projects, by Sarah Goldschadt. These three crafts are some of our favorites from the book, but all 365 have us dying to get craft happy!
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We love DIY craft projects, so we're clearly going crazy for the new book Craft-a-Day: 365 Simple Handmade Projects, by Sarah Goldschadt. These three crafts are some of our favorites from the book, but all 365 have us dying to get craft happy!

Mini Leaf Toppers

Supplies:
Pencil
Parchment paper
Scissors
Brown, orange and yellow card stock
Clear tape
Tooth picks

Directions:
1. Trace the leaf template (see slide 6) onto parchment paper with a pencil.
2. Transfer pattern and cut shapes out of brown, orange and yellow card stock.
3. Tape a toothpick to the back of each leaf. Trim excess tape.

Leaf Toppers

Mini Leaf Placecards

Supplies:
Pencil
Parchment paper
Brown, orange, yellow and white card stock
Scissors
Glue stick

Directions:
1. Trace the leaf template (see slide 6) onto parchment paper with a pencil.
2. Transfer pattern and cut shapes out of brown, orange and yellow card stock.
3. Make cards of your choice out of white card stock (use card templates on the inside back cover).
4. Arrange leaves on cards and glue in place.

Leaf Placecards

Leaf Garland

Supplies:
Pencil
Parchment paper
Scissors
Brown, orange and yellow paper
Embroidery thread
Embroidery needle

Directions:
1. Trace the leaf template (see slide 6) onto parchment paper with a pencil.
2. Transfer pattern and cut as many shapes as desired out of brown, orange and yellow card stock.
3. Thread needle with embroidery thread.
4. Take a large straight stitch across the bottom of a leaf, near the stem, poking the needle down through one side and up through the other. Leave a length of thread and then take another straight stitch through the next leaf.
5. Repeat until you have reached the desired length of garland.

Leaf Garland

Branch Out!

We featured Sarah Goldschadt's centerpiece in our October issue. It's so cute and super simple to make.

What you need: Empty acorn caps, thin twigs from your backyard and half-inch felt balls in shades of red, orange and yellow from the craft store. Hot-glue each ball to a shell, then glue the assembled acorns to the twigs. Once dry, place the branches in a tall, bottom-heavy vase. Bonus! You can turn extra acorns into wine charms by wrapping twine around their bases and tying them around glass drink stems.

Oct Centerpiece

Craft-a-Day by Sarah Goldschadt

This super helpful DIY guide, available October 2nd, offers 365 simple and unique projects that are super fun to make. You don't have to be a crafting queen to dive into these projects -- no advanced skills necessary!

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Leaf Templates

Templates

More DIY Crafts

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