Decorative Fall Leaf Initial

Bring the rich colors of autumn into your home with this quick and easy craft.

Decorative Fall Leaf Initial

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Decorative Fall Leaf Initial

Happy October!  Fall is here in Raleigh, North Carolina, and I’m looking forward to cooler days.

Last year, my first fall project was the transformation of my moss-covered Hobby Lobby “R.” This craft is a quick and easy way to bring a bit of fall into your own home.

How to Make the Fall Leaf Initial


  • Wooden letter
  • You can purchase these at most craft and hobby stores. I repurposed a letter I’d purchased at Hobby Lobby—that fuzzy brown stuff used to be moss. I left it in the sun too long. As you can see, it was desperately in need of a makeover.

  • Repositional mounting spray and heavy-duty spray adhesive
  • I used Elmer’s Repositionable Mounting Spray first, and then switched to a spray adhesive for a stronger hold.

  • Decorative fall leaves
  • You can purchase these at most craft stores. I used leaves left over from a previous project.

  • Ribbon


  • Paper bag or plastic sheeting (to protect workspace)


  1. Cover your work area. Spray letter with mounting spray and arrange leaves to cover. I positioned them so that they overlapped. Once you have them where you want them, spray backs of leaves with permanent adhesive spray.
  2. When your leaves have dried, tie ribbon around the letter and hang it up. I’m still not quite sure what I’m going to do with mine. Right now it’s hanging on an old window over a bookcase in our living room, but I may attach it to a wreath … we’ll see.

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