Easy DIY Autumn Leaf Lights

– Susan B – ohmy-creative.com

There is nothing more lovely than a beautiful Autumn day! It is the perfect time of year to spend outside with family and friends. Recently, I gave my summer patio lighting a fall makeover using silk leaves. I couldn’t be more thrilled with the final look! The vibrant hues make the patio come alive! Love my Autumn Leaf Lights!

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Decorating With Fall Leaves

SUPPLIES:

  • Silk Fall Leaves
  • Scissors
  • Outdoor Patio Lights
  • or Christmas String Lights
  • or Fairy Lights
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I purchased a few bags of silk leaves for a couple of dollars. Amazon has a large assortment and they are all inexpensive!

Easy DIY Fall Leaf Lighting Instructions

  • First, open your bags of fall leaves.
  • For the best effect pair a red or orange color leaf with a yellow. This adds to the brilliant effect of the lighting when the lights are on.
  • Then take each leaf and fold in half closer to the bottom. Using scissors cut a small slit in it.
  • Do this to all of the leaves.

My patio lights have a little hook on the base so I am able to push it through the leaves to attach them. One leaf at a time, slide the hook through the leaves. Put at least two on each light. Then gently separate them so you can see both leaves.

You can add the leaves to every light bulb for a fuller effect or do every other bulb like I did…pictured below.

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How To Make A Fall Garland With Lights

If you don’t have this style of lighting the same technique could easily be done to a string of twinkle or fairy lights.

It is easy to make a DIY Autumn Light Garland with this same technique.

  • First, open your bags of fall leaves.
  • For the best effect pair a red or orange color leaf with a yellow. This adds to the brilliant effect of the lighting when the lights are on.
  • Then take each leaf and fold in half closer to the bottom. Using scissors cut a small slit in it.
  • Do this to all of the leaves.

The only difference as you will slide the leaves over the base of your twinkle lights to were it attaches to the wiring. Add two or three different colored leaves to each light.

Separate and space out the leaves.

That’s it! Decorate the mantel or a tree inside the home or wrap it around a railing or sting on a tree in the yard!

Be creative with it!

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