Fall Felt Leaves Tutorial by Quilted Euphoria

Hello everyone! I’m Amber and I blog over at Quilted Euphoria. I started my blog about a year ago this last April as a way to organize my crafty and {mostly} quilty ideas. I’ve been quilting since I was 19 and wanted a place to put the ideas I had to good use. Then I got involved in the blog community and have since branched out from quilting into crafting, recipes, and a whole lot of random ideas. (I’m super cool like that…)

So today I’m going to share a tutorial on how you can make some felt fall leaves for your home. I made a bunch of these last year and hung some from my ceiling as “falling leaves” and made some more into garlands. It’s a really fast, fun and best of all CHEAP way to decorate this fall season.

Felt Fall Leaves

To start off, pick some colors of felt that you feel will represent your theme and personality well. I went with some standard colors for fall, but if you like hot pink and neon orange, go for it! 

Felt Paper for Fall Leaves

{I love the sparkly ones the best!}

I then found some templates for leaves on the internet and printed them off onto some card stock. Cut these out and lay them out on your sheet of felt.

Fall Leaf Cutouts for Crafts

Tracing Leaves to Felt

Trace around your leaves with a marker to make the form of the leaf.
How to make Fall Felt Leaves

I am kind of weirdl about using up all the space, so I tried to fit as many leaves onto the felt as I could. If your leaves are bigger, you will likely use up more felt.

Making Felt Look Like Leaves

At this point you can draw on the leaves some stems and other lines to make them look more real. Or you can just leave them blank, it’s just a personal choice. I liked the look with the veins so I drew them in with a sharpie. {The original plan was to use some embroidery floss and stitch the veins on. Then I realized how long that would take, became super lazy, super cool and just used the sharpie to draw them on! Worked just as well and went faster!}

Cutting Out Felt Leaves

Use some super sharp scissors and cut out your leaf shapes from the felt.

The Finished Project - Felt Leaves

{How pretty!}

How to Hang Felt Leaves

Next use some twine or thread and string the leaves onto it with a needle. {If the felt is too stiff, just work the needle around a little to create a bigger hole and the needle should slip right through.}

Using Twine to Hang Felt Leaves

At this point you can decide whether you’re going to hang your leaves individually, or make them into a fun garland.

Hanging Felt Leaves as Decor

As you’re stringing the leaves on make sure to tie a little knot at the top of each one to keep them from sliding off the twine {Or down the garland if that’s what you’re doing} Cut the twine apart in 6 inch intervals to make your hangers for the leaves. {longer for longer falling leaves, shorter for shorter, etc etc.}

Types of Felt Leaves for Home Decor

And when you’re done you’ll have a batch of felt fall leaves that look something like this! You can mix and match your patterns and colors for the leaves and have a combination that pleases you! I did three different patters on six different colors and had lots flexibility in my arrangement.

Kinds of Felt Leaves for House Designs

Using a bit of tape, secure your leaves to the ceiling varying the lengths of the strings to make the leaves “fall”!

Hanging Felt Leaves from CeilingPutting up Felt Leaves
And that’s it! It’s such a fun fast project that I haven’t stopped making leaves! I’ve made three garlands and tons to hang on the ceiling! {I think my husband is about fed up with felt by now!}
Thanks so much to Crafty Wood Cutouts for having me invade their blog today. I hope you guys come see me over at Quilted Euphoria. I have a lot of fun projects, tutorials, recipes and just some ramblings on life. I’d love to have you come visit and follow along! Happy Fall!

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