Once leaves start to change color and fall from the trees. The ground will be also covered in a colorful blanket of them. This is a beautiful time of year, and it’s also a great time to get creative with your leaf art! In this blog post, we will share some ideas for painted leaves that you can create.
Here are 15+ Creative Painted Leaves Ideas:
Puffy Painted Leaves
Source: The Best Ideas for Kids
First, draw your design on the leaf. Once you’re finished, trace it with the colors of the fabric paint that you’ll be using
Superhero & Animal Leaf Masks
Once you have pressed and dried leaves, you can make these adorable-looking superhero and animal leaf masks.
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Painted Leaf Creatures
Source: Katja Enseling
These anthropomorphized leaves are so whimsical and adorable. I love how quirky it looks with its googly eyes.
Brightly Painted Leaves
Source: A Subtle Revelry
If you sew these brightly painted leaves together you can make lovely buntings out of them. It can then be hung as a backdrop at your fall party.
Dots and Dashes
Source: Alisa Burke
This is also very easy to create because it is actually just dots and dashes. You can just freehand it on the leaves with the colors that you’ve chosen.
Source: Gisa.Arte on Instagram
Putting floral patterns on dried leaves makes a very pretty design. Using warm colors on the leaves creates a very autumn vibe to it.
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Funky Abstract Design
Source: Esinsleaves on Instagram
Painted on Magnolia leaves, this funky abstract design is beautiful and unique. It would make for a great piece of wall art if you frame it.
If you want a more challenging painting design then this is a great way to start. Choosing a big leaf like Monstera Deliciosa as a canvas is ideal.
This Madhubani work is done on a peepal leaf skeleton. This one looks detailed and absolutely stunning.
Leaves with Words
Source: TheHappinessBank on Instagram
Other than the pretty patterns you can also put words of your own choosing on leaves. These would make great handouts for classroom activities.
Painted Leaves Mobile
Source: Art Bar
This is a very pretty mobile that you can make with kids. It’s also nice for decorating a child’s playroom or a baby’s nursery.
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Source: Messy Little Monster
All you need is some finger paint, glue, and googly eyes for making these cute little leaf monsters. You’re gonna have so much fun making this with the kids.
Source: Soodabeh__art on Instagram
If you love Disney characters as I do, you can definitely paint them on leaves for your next fall art project.
Paint your Pets
Source: Marty.By.Martina on Instagram
Show your pet some love by making them your muse on your leaf art. This is a great way to immortalize your furry friend.
Source: headovereaselstudio_fineart on Instagram
Celebrate the beauty of springtime by using a leaf as your canvas. I love how the butterflies and the bee interact with the flower.
Galaxy Painted Leaves
Source: Color Made Happy
Need I say more? Your leaves will absolutely look out of this world with this design. I think that a shooting star is a pretty nice touch
Source: Cedarwood School
This is a really cute and easy project that you can do with the kids. I suggest you make a group of gnomes for this fun project.