How to Make a Super Easy Print and Cut Leaf Banner for Fall
I was very excited to be invited to join the Int’l Bloggers Club Challenge. These ladies are fantastic bloggers who meet once a month on a specific topic. This month their topic is paper and I knew immediately I was going to make this Print and Cut Leaf Banner.
Paper crafts are such an inexpensive way to have fun, introduce children to crafting and create some super cheap yet pretty seasonal decor. Every season I try and create a printable banner for families. Today’s DIY leaf banner craft is a little more mature than last falls owl banner printable, but it’s still a simple print and cut craft project.
The leaves have a soft natural pattern, and you can mold them with your fingers to curve them if you like.
Although you can do either style of this leaf banner for a fireplace for today’s post I decided to share two different ways you can use the free leaf printable for banners.
Cloth Basket Banner
All you need is the leaf printable and any torn material you like, muslin, old sheets, or strips of dropcloth are some ideas.
Make a long strip of cloth from the rags, I used muslin and ripped it into three-inch strips, then sewed the strips together.
Print out four sheets of leaves, then cut them out. Children can do this, but you may find they need help with the stems.
Wrap the ribbon strip around your basket and tie a pretty bow. Hot glue or pin the leaves to the banner where you want them. I chose to pin mine from the back so that the pins didn’t show.
Falling Leaf Banner
This Falling Leaf Banner is made almost the same way as the basket banner.
Tie cording at the top of your ladder, then wrap the cording cascading down. Use whatever cord you have on hand. I used leftover end pieces of macrame cord, but any type of twine works.
Once the cord is the way you like it, tie the other end onto the ladder.
Print 3 sheets of the leaf printable leaves to start. You may choose to do more, but I think 3 sheets is adequate. Once printed cut out all the leaves.
Hot glue the leaves into place, I made sure to direct my leaves in the same direction as the direction of the cording, but no other pattern.
Sometimes a simple inexpensive embellishment is all you need. You may wish to wrap a string of mini fairy lights around your leaf banner. It is always nice to add lights to the long fall evening, but this is optional.
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Make sure to check out the other ladies posts, their ideas are always lovely and inspiring.