Paper leaves are something we love to make for every season. In our free video tutorial below, I’m showing you how to make some crepe paper maple leaves you can use in your fall decor. If you are new to working with crepe paper, this is a great beginner project that is simple to cut by hand.
Along with our free printable template below, we have also provided an SVG file for those of you who prefer to use cutting machines. Scroll down to check out the supplies you need and then follow along with our video tutorial.
Maples are a fall staple
I am using these crepe paper maple leaves to decorate my fall table. However, you could also use them to create your own wreath, garland, framed art, and more. Another option is to keep the wire on the longer side and put a few leaf stems in a vase.
Ready to get started? Our video tutorial below will show you step by step how to assemble your crepe paper maple leaves so they look as natural as possible. You will also learn some other paper crafting techniques, such as wrapping stems with crepe paper for a clean, finished look, and how to add more detail with color.
Skill level: Beginner
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- Craft Scissors
- Detail Scissors
- Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4 (optional)
- Needle-Nose Pliers/Wire Cutters
- Lia Griffith Heavy Crepe Paper – Merlot
- Art Glitter Glue
- Floral Wire – 24-Gauge Paper Covered White
- PanPastel® Artist Pastel – Permanent Red 340.5
- Posca Paint Marker – 3M Fine Reversible Bullet — Red and Orange
Love this DIY idea? Find more freebies here. If you’re a member, you can also access all of our fall projects — our frosted paper ombre pumpkins and crepe paper acorns would look gorgeous with these paper leaves!
Are you having trouble? Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you out.