You know we love our book crafts here at Daily Mayo. Today, in celebration of the leaves finally turning colors in Texas, I’m sharing with you the DIY book page leaves I made this fall. Keep reading for the full tutorial!
If you like the book page leaves craft, also try:
DIY Book Page Leaves Tutorial
- Old book or a book you hate
- Scissors (if you’re a lefty like my daughter, you might like these)
- Leaf stencil (we used this one)
- watercolor paint
- Card stock paper (I used orange)
Book Page Leaves Step 1
Tear out the pages from the book and glue them to the card stock paper. I overlapped the pages to eliminate as much white space as possible. Cover each side of the paper. I found you could get between five and six leaves per page, so cover however many card stock pages you want with the book page leaves.
Book Page Leaves Step 2
Print the leaf patterns and cut them out. Trace the patterns onto the book page leaves with a pen or pencil. Cut out the leaf shapes.
Book Page Leaves Step 3
Paint the entire surface of both sides of each book page leaf with watercolor paint. I used orange, red, yellow, and green. The thinner the paint, the lighter the leaf color. Adjust as you like.
Book Page Leaves Step 4
Allow the book page leaves to dry. When the paint is fully dry, paint the edges with brown watercolor paint and add a leaf spine to both sides of each leaf. This makes it a bit more three dimensional. If I had the right color of glitter glue, I probably would have added that as the leaf spine for a bit more sparkle. Allow the book page leaves to fully dry.
Book Page Leaves Step 5
If desired, you may punch a hole in the stems or elsewhere on the leaves to hang them in a banner. I didn’t want to do that this time, so I sprinkled the book pages leaves across the top of my low bookshelf for a fun fall decoration.