Learn how to make a fall leaf crown with the step by step instructions below!
A fall leaf crown is a gorgeous autumn headdress for any girl or boy! The instructions below share how to make a preserved fall leaf crown craft that can last a bit longer than the moment it takes to place it upon a child or adult’s head.
There are many ways to make an autumn leaf crown. This tutorial shares how to make a fall leaf crown with a printable paper crown template or a hand-drawn crown with real preserved fall leaves. A link to another amazing DIY fall leaf crown craft tutorial is also provided for more options.
Homemade Autumn Leaf Crown Supplies
- Real fall leaves
- FREE fall leaf crown template or hand-drawn crown
- Heavy cardstock
- Mod Podge
- Foam brushes
- Single hole punch or scissors
- Yarn or string
How to Make a Fall Leaf Crown
Use the step by step instructions below to make a preserved fall leaf crown craft with real autumn leaves!
Step 1 – Get outside to collect fall leaves
Invite the kids to go outside on a nature scavenger hunt for fall leaves to make autumn leaf crowns to adorn their heads.
Step 2 – Download, print, and cut out fall leaf crown template or draw your own
Download and print the fall crown template onto cardstock, or design your own autumn crown with a recycled paper bag. Use thick or folded paper to make a sturdy crown. Cut it out, and decorate it with crayons, colored pencils, or markers before gluing on fall leaves. (optional)
Step 3 – Decorate autumn crown with real fall leaves
Use Mod Podge with a foam brush to attach the fall leaves to the autumn crown. Mod Podge is a type of glue that can help preserve fall leaves. (Click the link to learn how!) Dip the fall leaves in Mod Podge and use a foam brush to coat the tops of them as much as possible if you would like to preserve your fall crown. Lay flat to dry.
Step 4 – Attach yarn or string to complete fall crown craft
Use a single hole punch to punch holes on either side of the crown. There are dots on the crown template to make this easy. You can punch holes before or after the printable crown template is decorated with autumn leaves.
Once the autumn leaves are dry, measure and tie a piece of yarn or string to each side of the fall crown craft. Before tightening, place it onto the crown of a child or adult’s head, gently bend and form the preserved leaf crown around their forehead, and tie it to fit.
Fall Leaf Crown Craft Video Tutorial
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Fall Crown Craft for Kids and Adults
Once finished, crown your autumn prince or princess with their gorgeous handmade fall crown craft. A gorgeous crown made with real fall leaves is sure to make anyone feel like a king or queen.
Another amazing way to make a fall leaf crown that does not require a crown template (or even glue) can be found HERE. Photographer Lori Frederick shares how to make an autumn leaf crown that can be made outside in the wild as the kids play. You may also enjoy these fall nature crafts and this list of fall art projects.
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