Fall Leaves Wall Art

Create and display leaves that will stay colourful all year.


Lightweight plastic cut in leaf shapes looks like the real thing right down to the subtle creases. Spray paint and easy-to-build frames complete the look.


Step 1: Download our leaf patterns and cut out the leaf shape. Trace the outline of a leaf onto lightweight plastic using a permanent marker.

Step 2: Draw vein lines on the plastic. To create a crease down the middle of the leaf, place a ruler along the centre vein and bend the plastic upward.

Step 3: Add more dimension and realism by using the short end of the ruler to crease the remaining vein lines and curl the edges. Spray paint a base colour and let dry.

Step 4: Spray a second colour over portions of the leaf to mimic natural shade variations. Let dry. Add a third colour, if desired. While the leaf dries, assemble the frame.

Step 5: Cut the sides of the frame to desired length from 1″x3″ [2.54 cm x 7.62 cm] pine, mitre corners, and paint. Join pieces with glue and braces. Cut back panel to size from OSB and glue to frame.

Step 6: Mount leaf in the frame. Cut a 2″ [5.08 cm] length of poplar dowel, and use a glue gun to attach one end to the back of the leaf. Glue the other end of the dowel to the back panel.


Estimated cost: $8 each*

Skill level: Beginner

Time Estimate: 2 hours

Project resources:

Pattern Illustration


  • Lightweight Plastic
  • Permanent marker
  • Ruler
  • Glue/glue gun
  • Mitre saw
  • Drill

Get it at Lowe’s**:

  • OSB sheathing (#12212)
  • 1″x3″ [2.54 cm x 7.62 cm] pine (#1208)
  • 2-1/2″ [6.35 cm] flat braces (#194162)
  • Poplar dowel (#19385)
  • Valspar spray paint:
    • 12-ounce [340 g] premium gloss mediterranean (#2822371)
    • 12-ounce [340 g] premium gloss berry (#282290)
    • Hammered Copper Spray (#93417)
    • 12-ounce [340 g] gloss garden green (#282305)

*Does not include taxes, which vary by market, or the cost of tools. Pricing for commodity items may vary due to market conditions. **Availability varies by market for lumber species and sizes.

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