Fall Decor with Pressed Leaves

These DIY projects start a fresh chapter in the tradition of decorating with colorful fall foliage.


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Pressed fall leaves
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Pressed Into Service

    What do all these projects have in common? Beautiful fall leaves and nature. Bring the beautiful autumn colors inside with these DIY projects.

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Desktop Decor

    Create microscope-slide-inspired artwork to lean on an entry table or shelf. Place a pressed leaf between two pieces of glass. Secure the pieces of glass together by wrapping colored linen book cloth tape around all four sides.

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About Vase

    Transform a plain vase into an artistic project. Using acrylic paint markers in two shades of brown, freehand-draw bare trees. Cut tiny leaf shapes from pressed leaves and adhere them to the vase with adhesive dots or glue.

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Seasonal Storage

    Dress up simple storage with bright leaves. Adhere pressed leaves to the surface of boxes using decoupage medium. Stack them inside a bookcase for a falling-leaf effect.

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Sweeping style

    Something as simple as a sweeping placement of pressed fall leaves on a plain wall and furniture can add fabulous fall decor in a snap.

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Mix-and-Match Nature

    Combine fall leaves with beautiful acorns and pinecones. Something as simple as placing the element in a decorative bowl can create a rustic, seasonal centerpiece.

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Branch Out

    Substitute fall leaves for a simple pinecone inside a clear lamp base. Pinecones are great natural elements to use in design because of their unique shape and deep brown color -- prefect for fall!

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