There is something comforting about Autumn. I love the textures and colors- and yes, it makes me a little excited to break out my hoodie collection! I really love decorating with the fall colors. I live by some gorgeous mountains, and the nature show doesn’t last as long as I would like it to. I brought the outdoors inside with a fun DIY fall home decor piece using some embossed cardstock leaves and some faux branches. I know this branch doesn’t have any bugs, and the leaves aren’t going to crumble to dust!
- Core’dinations Tim Holtz® & Ranger® Distress 12 x 12 Paper Pack
- Faux Birch Branches
- Darice Acorn & Leaf Die Cut Shapes
- Sizzix Big Shot Embossing & Die Cutting Machine
- Jute Cord
- Core’dinations Sand It Gadget with Sandpaper
- Sewing Machine (optional)
The first thing I did was split my faux birch bundle into two bundles, three sticks per bundle. I was excited for this part- I am planning on making another winter decor piece with dangling snowflakes! Two projects from one purchase is always a bonus!
Tie three of the faux sticks together using some thick jute.
Select what colors of cardstock you want to use for your DIY fall leaves. I used three different colors, light orange, dark orange, and a mustard yellow. Trim your 12×12 pieces of cardstock into 3″ squares.
I highly suggest using these Darice acorn & leaf die cuts for your leaves. These die cuts create the shape as well as emboss realistic looking veins in the leaf shape! You can always use other dies, an electronic cutting machine or template, to cut your leaves.
If you choose to stitch the DIY fall leaves, make sure you leave some space between each leaf.
Arrange the finished DIY fall leaves along your faux branch bundle for placement.
Decide where you want to hang your colorful DIY fall decor!
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Shaunte is a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material there).