DIY Easy Paper Leaf Tutorial

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DIY Easy Paper Leaves Tutorial | Hungry Heart

It’s time for some more fall DIY:s! Today I’m going to show you how to make these super easy paper leaves. They’re basically just a triangular piece of paper that you accordion fold and glue together. Easy peasy! But as usual I’ve done a step by step tutorial as well (further down in this blog post).

DIY Easy Paper Leaves Tutorial | Hungry Heart

The finished paper leaves can be used for a lot of things. I made a wall hanging with mine and also a hair clip with some mini leaves.

DIY Easy Paper Leaves Tutorial | Hungry Heart

You could also use the paper leaves for fall cards, garlands, table scapes and wreaths. Do you have even more suggestions?

DIY Easy Paper Leaf Tutorial | Hungry Heart



Colored paper, glue, ruler and pencil.

How to:

  1. Chose a light weight paper – origami paper och printer paper is fine (but heavier paper won’t make the final fold look pretty). It doesn’t matter if the paper is square or rectangular.
  2. Fold the paper in half and draw a line along the diagonal.
  3. Cut along the pencil mark.
  4. Unfold the paper.
  5. Fold a crease parallel with the triangle base according to picture.
  6. Keep on folding equally big creases (accordion folding) until only a small tip of the paper remains.
  7. Fold the remaining tip according to picture to make the stem.
  8. Fold the leaf in half according to picture and glue it together. Let dry.
  9. Unfold the leaf a bit and you’re done!

DIY Easy Paper Leaves Tutorial | Hungry Heart

DIY Easy Paper Leaves Tutorial | Hungry Heart

MORE PAPER DIY:S: DIY Paper Diamond with FREE Template, DIY Cupcake Liner Flower CrownDIY Origami Christmas Ornaments

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3 October, 2016