How To Make Fall Leaves with Burlap and Paper Sacks

How To Make Fall Leaves Burlap and Paper Sacks

Hi guys, I’ve got a little Cheap & Easy Fall Craft for us to create today

in celebration of the All Things BURLAP Party!

Burlap Party Button 300

About All Thing Burlap:

Between the 19th & 22nd, we’ll share our burlap ideas with you.

On the 23rd, you can share in our Burlap Blow-Out LINK PARTY!

Here is a schedule of our event hosts, just click to visit:

Monday Aug. 19
Tuesday, Aug. 20

I wanted to make sure and share the party part right away! Now, back to business. haha. I’m going to show you how to make Fall Leaves with Burlap and Paper Sacks! You know, if you’re into it  ツ

Easy #Burlap Craft - #Fall #Leaf Tree #Leaves

I whipped mine up while I was chatting on the phone with one of my girlfriends and watching HGTV’s Love It Or List It . I made three each of three varieties. It went pretty quick.

I like working with burlap and I thought, Fall. Leaves. Yeah, that’ll work.

These are the supplies you’ll need to join in the fun:

Fall Burlap and Paper Sack Craft Tutorial Supplies

  • Paper Lunch Sacks (thinner so easier to cut!)
  • Scissors
  • Mod Podge
  • Paint or Craft Brush
  • Sharpie (yellow worked perfect)
  • Leaf Outline To Print
  • Card Stock Paper

Here are the leaves I used. You may right click and “save as”, then print out. You can then cut them out and use them as a template. I suggest printing on card stock weight paper.

(You can print one or all, whatever you prefer.)

leaf outline printable burlap craft maple-leaf-outline-burlap-craft-printable oak-leaf-outline-printable-burlap-craft

After you print and cut, you should have something along these lines.

Card Stock Template Fall Leaves - Burlap DIY Craft

They don’t have to be perfect, after the first one, I sort of fudged it and zipped along. The leaf police never caught on. So it’s all good!

OKAY! Now that you have your leaf templates cut out, let’s get started:

cut bottom off bag

STEP ONE. Cut the bottom off your paper sack.

cut the seam on the back

STEP TWO: Cut the bag open at the seam.

smooth out your paper sack

STEP THREE: Lay bag flat and smooth out.

paint craft brush the Mod Podge on your paper sack

STEP FOUR: Apply a uniform layer of Mod Podge to the paper sack.

smooth burlap onto mod podge covered paper sack

STEP FIVE: Smooth burlap onto the Mod Podge covered paper sack surface.

*I like to back my burlap with something when I craft with it, otherwise, it’s very floppity.

Sharpie Marker Leaf Outline - Burlap Craft

STEP SIX: Outline your leaf template of choice onto your new burlap and paper sack layered creation. I used a yellow Sharpie. Just enough to see my lines You can cut a pinch inside the line to avoid any outline marks showing. Which is what I did.

When you are all done cutting out your leaves, you should have something that looks like these:

Burlap Fall Leaf Outline Silhouette Craft - #diy #Fall #leaf #craft

Maple Leaf (my fav!)

Burlap Craft -- #diy #Oak #leaf #Fall

Oak Leaf

Fall Burlap and Paper Leaf Silhouette Fall Craft

Funky Leaf.

This is my least favorite. It looks like a chicken foot claw thing. Me no like. I will not be decorating with it. If it’s your favorite. Sorry about that!

Mostly though…

Have fun with them and decorate as you see fit!

I’ve got a project I’m working on but it’s not quite ready to share.

Burlap and Paper Sack Fall Leaves - #burlap #craft #Fall #leaves

This whole floor thing is really cramping my crafting schedule.

Just Kidding!!!! I am not complaining about getting new floors.

You could totally smack me if I was! I would insist.

This event was  kicked-off yesterday

by Kristin at Yellow Bliss Road

Burlap Craft #diy #banner #bunting

(here is a little tease of what she shared)

As well as Maryann from Domestically Speaking, who made window treatments with Burlap!

Burlap Roller Shade DIY Window Covering

 Make sure to swing by Jojo and Elosie tomorrow and find out how to make this adorable burlap bag!

Burlap craft - #burlap #bag #tutorial

And don’t forget French Country Cottage too with her Burlap Beauties!

DIY Burlap Craft - #burlp #placecard #party #tablesetting


Pin it for later or to share!

Fall Leaf Leaves Burlap and Paper Sack DIY Craft Tutorial

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  1. Debbie says

    OMG…you are too funny…..I am all over this easy craft idea. Thanks so much. I so loved your lingo as well, pretty much how I talk. Keep the cool ideas coming!

  2. says

    Hi Shannon,
    I love how you were watching HGTV while making these. Great idea!! I have left over white burlap might be making some of these soon. Almost makes me wish fall was here.

    • says

      hehe. Yeah, I like to have the TV on as background noise, lots of times, I’ll have a movie on I’ve seen a zillion times so I only half pay attention. I’m not ready for Fall yet, since it means Summer will be gone. But I love Fall decor? Go figure 😉

  3. says

    Great idea Shannon! There are so many ways to decorate with these burlap leaves!! It was so fun to party with you lady and get our burlap on together!! Pinned!!

  4. says

    Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    Hi Shannon!
    I’m new to your site and so happy that I found you!
    I am i LOVE with your burlap leaves.
    I have the perfect chalkboard for them, and plan on making this project when Fall rolls around.
    Thanks so much for the beautiful inspiration!
    Have a beautiful week,

  5. says

    Super cute … I need to make some. I made some with painters drop cloth last year and loved them. Like the paper backing to keep them from fraying.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  6. says

    Very cute! I’m pinning to make later! Can’t wait to see your project! I’m sure it’s gonna be smashing!!!! LOL~~Angela

  7. says

    Oh how darling these are! I just might have to make some. Thanks for sharing the tut and the leaf template. Win win over here, for free!

  8. says


    Looking forward to all of the burlap ideas! I sell burlap so I always appreciate ideas for burlap.

    Love the leaf idea. I’ll have to use this to decorate my selling space!