These frosted paper accordion fall leaves make such pretty seasonal decor! String them up with some twine to make a fall banner, use them as table decor for Thanksgiving, or attach them to a wreath form.
While we recommend using a cutting machine for this project, you can certainly cut these leaves by hand using our printable template.
Turning a New Leaf
There’s something about fall colors that makes us so happy to see. For our frosted paper accordion fall leaves, Krista used a mix of soft pinks, toasty browns, and rich reds. We linked the exact colors we used below, but you can always use whatever you prefer for this DIY project.
Skill level: Beginner-friendly
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- Cutting Machine (recommended)
- Detail Knife (optional, if cutting by hand)
- Cutting Mat and Ruler (if cutting by hand)
- Bone Folder
- Lia Griffith Frosted Craft Paper –Stone Fruit Pack: colors 2, 3, & 4 and Melon Pack: color 1
- Glue Stick or Aleene’s Turbo Tacky Glue
- Cotton Twine (optional, for hanging)
How to Make Frosted Paper Accordion Fall Leaves
- Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the leaf pattern below.
- Cut out and score the paper leaves by hand using a detail knife and scoring tool, or use a cutting machine to cut and score (recommended).
- Fold the paper leaf shape in half to crease it.
- Accordion fold along the scored lines. Use a scoring tool or bone folder to ensure crisp folds.
Full tutorial available for members to download below.