Felt Leaf Wall Decor DIY


Fall decor season is here! I wanted to make a large wall hanging for fall that didn’t take a lot of time, and if you didn’t already know, cutting things out of felt is a great quick way to get some big textural shapes in your DIY projects. As long as you can cut shapes out with scissors and do some extremely minimal sewing, this fall wall decor DIY can be up in no time!

Supplies:
-felt in the colors of your choosing (I used shades of euphoric gold, and Georgia peach, butternut squash, and grapefruit from this shop)
leaf templates (right click to download)
-fabric scissors
wooden beads (I used the 12mm size)
twine (1.5mm thickness is what I used)
large needle big enough to fit your twine
1/2″ dowel rod cut to about 30″ long
-drill and drill bits

Download the leaf template and trace the leaf pattern onto your felt sheets so you have a few different shapes in a few different colors.

To prepare your dowel rod, cut it to length if it’s longer than you want, and drill a hole through each end (about 1″ away from the edge) that’s big enough for your twine to go through. Cut a long piece of twine and thread each end through the holes and tie so you have a string to hang your wall hanging from (adjust the length of string to your liking).

Next, you’ll want to take your leaves and thread your needle with some twine so you can create a bit of a line down your leaf with the stitching.

Make a knot at one end of the twine, trim the excess, and come through the front of the leaf near the bottom so the knot will be hidden in back. Then, make some large even stitches in and out up the leaf until you get to the top as you see in the photos above. Make another knot and add some wooden beads to your twine. Tie your leaves at varying lengths so they are staggered in height and slide them close together until they are almost touching. Trim the excess string from the twine and you are ready to hang!
I love how simple the wall hanging is but it still feels a big hug of fall feelings when you walk into the room. Of course, you can adjust the colors, size of leaves, or number of leaves to your liking, so feel free to customize it as you see fit. Hope this helps bring a little touch of fall to your home this year! xo. Laura

Felt Leaf Wall Decor DIY

Author Laura Gummerman

Ingredients

  • felt in the colors of your choosing
  • leaf templates 
  • fabric scissors
  • wooden beads (I used the 12mm size)
  • twine (1.5mm thickness is what I used)
  • large needle big enough to fit your twine
  • 1″ dowel rod cut to about 30″ long
  • drill and drill bits

Instructions

  1. Download the leaf template and trace the leaf pattern onto your felt sheets so you have a few different shapes in a few different colors.

  2. To prepare your dowel rod, cut it to length if it’s longer than you want, and drill a hole through each end (about 1″ away from the edge) that’s big enough for your twine to go through. Cut a long piece of twine and thread each end through the holes and tie so you have a string to hang your wall hanging from (adjust the length of string to your liking).

  3. Next, you’ll want to take your leaves and thread your needle with some twine so you can create a bit of a line down your leaf with the stitching.

  4. Make a knot at one end of the twine, trim the excess, and come through the front of the leaf near the bottom so the knot will be hidden in back. Then, make some large even stitches in and out up the leaf until you get to the top as you see in the photos above. Make another knot and add some wooden beads to your twine. Tie your leaves at varying lengths so they are staggered in height and slide them close together until they are almost touching. Trim the excess string from the twine and you are ready to hang!

Credits // Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with A Color Story Desktop.
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