I love paper crafts. I also love the look of paper medallions. I noticed a half a paper medallion could be made into a leaf shape.
My first try at making a folded paper leaf looked more like a sea shell. After several trial and error attempts, it now looks like a leaf.
The materials I used to make Folded Paper Fall Leaves were paper with fall colors, leaf template, scissors and glue.
NOTE: The papers I used were 12×12 in size. You could use 8.5×11 at the minimum.
I first cut out my leaf template.
Download our Folded Paper Leaf Template HERE.
I folded a piece of scrapbook paper in half. The paper I used was a 12×12. You could use a 8.5×11 at the minimum.
I placed the leaf template on the folded paper. The dotted lines of the leaf template go on the fold.
I traced the leaf template onto the paper.
I cut out the leaf pattern. I unfolded the paper. See the pattern.
I started to accordion fold my leaf pattern. I started at the widest part. The folds are about 1/2 inch.
I then folded it together in the middle with the widest part up. It should line up and create a leaf.
I glued the two ends together.
I cut a strip of paper and glued it onto each leaf as the stem. I bent part of the strip of paper and glued it to the bottom of leaf. See photo below.
Aren’t the leaves pretty lying on the white background?
The Folded Paper Fall Leaves look beautiful displayed as a garland.
Have you made any fall projects with leaves?
See our other similar projects:
- Fall Ruffle Paper Wreath
- Swirly Pumpkin and Leaf Garland
- Paper Flower & Easter Egg Garland
- Hanging Paper Four Leaf Clovers
- Say it with Love Paper Heart Garland
Find other Fall ideas HERE.