One of the best things about fall is watching the leaves change color. However it’s always a little sad once the trees are bare, so we usually like to create some fall foliage that will last much longer than a month! Designed by Meagan, our crepe paper rising sun redbud branch features a trail of heart-shaped leaves in gorgeous autumn hues.

This DIY branch is a great craft project for beginners and a simple one to cut by hand using our printable template. Or you can always use your Maker or Cameo 4 with our SVG file. 

crepe paper rising sun redbud branches

Let’s have some sun!

We styled our crepe paper rising sun redbud branch with our crepe paper chestnut branch in a vase, but we think it would also look beautiful woven into one of our larger grapevine wreaths. Another option is to use the branches as table decor — just have them trailing along the middle of the table or wrap them around some candles to create a centerpiece.

Skill level: Beginner

Other DIY projects shown: Crepe paper chestnut branch and Thanksgiving napkins

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How to Make a Crepe Paper Rising Sun Redbud Branch

  1. Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the pattern below.
  2. Cut crepe paper according to template using scissors or a cutting machine.
  3. Glue a 6-inch piece of brown bind wire between two leaf halves using white glue; repeat with all leaves.
  4. Color the center of the red leaves with the red and orange PanPastel; apply using a paintbrush or art sponge.

Full tutorial available for members to download below.

crepe paper rising sun redbud branch tutorial by Lia Griffith

handmade crepe paper rising sun redbud branch
crepe paper rising sun redbud branch
DIY fall leaf decor
crepe paper rising sun redbud branch and crepe paper chestnut branch

Explore More

Love this craft project? Explore all of our fall and Thanksgiving crafts for more ideas. Or see what other kinds of branches you can make. If you love the transition of fall, you might also enjoy crafting our crepe paper ombre oak leaf branches.