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Print and Cut Leaf Banner – An Easy Fall Craft

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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.

A DIY fall banner made with paper leaves and twine.

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.

Free printable of fall leaves cut out for making a fall banner.

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.

DIY fall banner made using cloth and a free fall printable of leaves.

Falling Leaf Banner

This Falling Leaf Banner is made almost the same way as the basket banner.

A DIY fall banner made with paper leaves and twine.

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.

A cheap fall craft idea for DIY fall decor.

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.

Fall leaf banner made with a free printable and twine.

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.

If you’re new to Faeries and Fauna. I blog from way too far north in Edmonton, Canada. I am here for at least for another year or two.

Make sure to check out the other ladies posts, their ideas are always lovely and inspiring.

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A modern farmhouse ladder strung with a DIY paper leaf banner in neutral creams.  The ladder sits behind a soft grey couch and their is a soft blue pumpkin on the coffee table next to the free printable leaf banner.

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13 Comments

  1. Hi Marie… I really look forward to working with you. The quality of your blog posts is always outstanding and it will challenge me to do my very best work.

  2. Super cute idea for Fall, Leanna! Pinned 🙂 So excited to be part of this group I’ve been admiring since the beginning and can’t wait to come on board for next month’s challenge. Also excited to be working with my fellow local blogging friend.

    1. Hi Marie… I really look forward to working with you. The quality of your blog posts is always outstanding and it will challenge me to do my very best work.

  3. Those leaves are so delicate, they look beautiful both in the basket and the ladder. Isn’t is wonderful to be able to decorate in such an expensive way but with a great impact? Love that gorgeous pumpkin by the way. Great to have you in the group, Leanna

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hi Pili. I am really honoured to be invited, this group really does beautiful work.

  4. Oh these look so delicate and lovely Leanna! I love them in white and really need to make a banner this Fall! Thanks so much for joining us lovely lady!!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      I am so honoured to be invited. This is a very talented group of bloggers with consistently gorgeous projects.

  5. Another cute banner and project.

    Enjoy the rest of your day

    Cindy

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you Cindy. This fall I made three banners and none are on the mantel. I thought of doing the one I put on the basket for the mantel, but the basket needed something to help it match the neutral decor. I appreciate all the comments very much.

  6. This is such a simple and pretty idea Leanna. And it makes such a lovely addition to any home for fall. I especially like how you added it to the ladder.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you Mary. I am so excited to be part of the Int’l bloggers group. I only have so many pieces I can use for height in vignettes. We built that ladder eons ago, but it worked.

  7. Oh my those falling leaves on the ladder look so pretty. It draws you eye up and down and even the little one you made for the basket adds such a beautiful Fall-ish touch.

    P.S. Super happy you’re part of the IBC Leanna, sending love from the other side of the world 😀

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      I am so excited to be included, even if a bit intimidated. This is a seriously artistic and talented group of bloggers. How lovely it would be to meet you and walk around that gorgeous greenery filled yard.

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