Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Fall Paper Maple Leaves

Hello, everyone! I'm back again for this August Tuesday! Today I am going to show you the simplest fall-themed craft that if perfect for fall- and all the ensuing crafting and decorations! These simple paper leaves are great for kid's crafts and also great for making more elegant decorations as well, especially when you embellish with a touch of Tint-It Spray! Let's get started!


  • Cardstock -OR- Construction Paper in Autumn colors.
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Stencil (found here: http://kellbellestudio.blogspot.com/2013/09/fan-folded-leaf-tutorial.html)
  • Tint-It Spray (Gold Shimmer, Mango, Strawberry, and Sepia)

  • First, take your paper and fold it in half width-wise. (Hamburger-style, for those like me who need the simpler lingo)

  • Take your stencil  and align it at the folded edge of your paper, then trace the stencil.

  • Cut out the stenciled shape, and unfold the now cut-out paper.

  •  Fold the wider end of the shape up 1/2 an inch. Flip over and repeat, folding accordion style until you reach the end of the paper.

  • Fold the paper upwards, the shorter side on the bottom, connecting the two longer pieces.
  • Glue the two folded edges together to create your maple leaf

  • Now, take your Tint-It Spray and spray the edges and base of your leaves. I used Mango for the yellow leaves, Strawberry for the red leaves, and Sepia for the orange leaves. If you end up doing brown leaves, I used the Gold Shimmer color for that color. (Before: Right, After: Left)

-Helen C.-
Kahului Ben Franklin Crafts

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