Homemade Fall Leaf Banner {Frugal DIY Tutorial}

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Y’all aren’t tired of Fall craft tutorials, right? I hope not because I think you’re really going to love this one.

When I was three or four years old, I did a leaf project similar to this while attending a summer day camp. My brain is constantly working, dreaming, creating and coming up with new ideas. So, I reverted to my childhood and created a homemade Fall leaf banner…

Isn’t it adorable?!

This craft is both kid-friendly and Fall decor-friendly.  Ridley “helped”  me with this banner craft as much as any almost two year old can.  We enjoy looking at it every day!

Supplies you’ll need…


  • Leaves of various shapes and sizes
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Copy/Print paper
  • Scissors – plain and decorative, if desired
  • Crayons – reds, browns, oranges, yellows
  • Rubber Cement
  • Hole punch
  • Ribbon


1. Fold copy paper in half and cut along the fold.

2. Place a leaf (vein side up) under a piece of copy paper and begin coloring the paper.

3. Continue coloring over the leaf and watch  the leaf shape and veins magically appear!


Place your various colored “leaves” on scrapbook paper and decide which color leaves look best with which scrapbook paper.  {yes, I’m OCD like that!}


Use rubber cement to glue the leaf pages to the scrapbook paper. (I prefer rubber cement over Elmer’s glue because it dries without wrinkling the paper.  I’m sure you could also use glue sticks as well!) 🙂


1. When the glue is dry, punch a hole in the top corners of each leaf “page.”

2. Gently thread the ribbon through the holes.

Hang your adorable banner from a mantel, on a wall, in a doorway or wherever you want.  I paid less than $2 for my banner because I had many of the supplies already on hand.

This homemade fall leaf banner can be made bigger or smaller depending on what you want to do with it. Customize it for your home and family!


Did I mention that I only paid $2.00 for the ribbon and scrapbook paper?  That’s my kinda craft – lotsa bang for my buck! 🙂

What is your favorite “leaf” craft for Fall?

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  1. Cute idea Myra! I think we’ll do that this week in homeschool – but maybe add the names of the trees that the leaves came from with cut out letters or stamps – just to make it “educational” as well as fun! I think my kids will enjoy making it. It we pick the leaves up on a nature walk – I can count it as Science, PE and Art! =) Thanks for the idea.

    1. Sounds awesome Candace! 🙂 I actually added the names of the trees with crayons too. I can’t wait to do this project when Ridley will actually “get it.”

  2. For additional inexpensive-ness, you could use wallpaper from discontinued wallpaper books, instead of scrapbook paper. I think I know what Maddie and I are going to do…as soon as the leaves outside dry…. Thanks for the idea!

  3. Thanks Myra I’m planning to do a fall and pumpkin theme week with this kids and this gives me lots of ideas!

  4. Myra, I love this idea for Sunday School and Children’s Church! I also love the burlap projects. God bless you for sharing. Deb Blair

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