Easy DIY Fall Leaves Decor

I absolutely love fall, it’s my favorite season! I love the colors of the leaves, the crisp air, cute sweaters and boots, and pumpkin spice chai lattes! So now that the weather is starting to get cooler, I’m excited to update some of our decor and bring a little bit of fall into our home.

Easy fall decor: You just need leaves, glue, and a vase!

Love those colors!

Remember the tissue paper cherry blossoms I put together to decorate for spring? Well I liked the look of the branches in a beer bottle so much that I decided I would just update the idea to be a little more “fall”. 🙂

I re-used the same beer bottle and had a few sticks left over, so the project cost me less than $5 and it was super easy to do!

Cheap And Easy Fall Leaves Decor

Here’s what you need:

  • an empty beer bottle, or any vase
  • gold paint
  • branches
  • flowers, leaves, berries, or any other decorations
  • hot glue
  • scissors or wire cutters

I was in Michael’s the other day and noticed that their little fake flower bushes were on a HUGE sale, so I grabbed some pretty leaves and little berries for this project.

Easy DIY fall leaves decor

I’m a “less is more” kind of person, so even though the leaves and berries were very pretty all by themselves, they were too “full” for my taste.

So I cut apart the bushes with my wire cutters and I was left with a pile of leaves and a pile of berries. (Use a wire cutter if your bushes are held together with wire, otherwise you’ll dull your scissors.)

Then I used my hot glue gun to attach the leaves and berries to the branches. I was able to space out the leaves a bit, which made me happy.

Easy DIY fall leaves decor

You’ll get a more natural look if you glue the leaves onto the end of a small branch or at the knots on the main branch.

Once you have your branches filled out, you just need somewhere to put them. I used the same beer bottle, but the bright blue color wasn’t quite working with the fall leaves. So while I had the gold spray paint out to paint the frame on my wedding photo image transfer board, I gave the bottle a quick coat too.

Easy DIY fall leaves decor

Just stick your branches in your bottle, and voila! Gorgeous fall decor! (My branches were actually a bit too heavy for the bottle and it kept wanting to tip over, so I just put some gravel inside the bottle to weight it down a bit.)

Easy fall decor: You just need leaves, glue, and a vase!

Much for “fall” than before, right?!

Easy fall decor: You just need leaves, glue, and a vase!

Do you put up seasonal decorations? I love decorating for fall; the colors are so pretty! If you’re looking for some other great fall crafts, recipes, and decor ideas, you can check out the rest of my fall posts here!


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Jessi Wohlwend

I believe that anyone can do crafts and DIY projects, regardless of skill or experience. I love sharing simple craft ideas, step by step DIY project tutorials, cleaning hacks, and other tips and tricks all with one goal in mind: giving you the tools you need to “do it yourself”, complete fun projects, and make awesome things!

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  1. Summer says

    7 years ago

    Oh I love this – perfect for the fall!

  2. Heidi says

    8 years ago

    Love this, Jessi. I’ll be featuring this idea tomorrow on OneCreativeMommy.com. Be sure to stop by One Creative Weekend to grab a feature button.

  3. Leslie Stewart says

    8 years ago

    Love your fall arrangement! I’m one of the co-hosts of the Thanksgiving Treats & Fall Links party. Thanks so much for linking up! Have a great day!
    House on the Way

  4. Jonie @ Just Between Friends says

    8 years ago

    I love the look of the gold bottle with the fall leaves. It really is just the perfect simple touch to add to any fall decor. The price tag is pretty great too! Thanks for sharing, and thanks for linking up to Point of View!


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