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Easy DIY Autumn Leaf Lights

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!

Added silk fall leaves to the outdoor lighting. Autumn Leaf Patio Lighting stung from the house.

Decorating With Fall Leaves

While I am decorating my patio lights this same can be done to create DIY autumn leaf fairy lights. I’ll explain that below.

SUPPLIES:

bag of opened silk leaves spread out on the patio

I purchased a few bags of silk leaves for a couple of dollars. Amazon has a large assortment and they are all inexpensive!

bottom of silk leaf folded in have with scissors cutting a small slit in the leaf

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.

Close up of Fall leaves added to the outdoor lighting. So simple and transforms the space for any fall entertaining, bonfires or Octoberfest festivities! Autumn Leaf Patio Lighting

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

A string of patio lights with fall silk leaves attached.

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!

Collage of photos showing fall silk leaves and finished outdoor patio lighting

FIND MORE FALL IDEAS HERE!

FALL BENCH DECOR

Use a pretty garland and metal pumpkin to create this easy to Decorate a Fall Outdoor Bench

 

FALL WINDOW BOX

Fall window box with pumpkins and fall silk greens

 

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Susan B

Susan B

Hi, I’m Susan! Thanks for stopping by Oh My! Creative. I like to have fun, make fun things…you know, create stuff! I love DIY, decorating and design and like any girl…shopping and lunch!
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29 Comments

  1. Thats soooo festive! Love it! Pinning 🙂

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
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    1. Thanks for stopping by – I do love hanging out on the patio…and it’s even better with friends!

  2. Great idea! I do have a question though… I can see the one end of your lights are attached to your house, but what about the other end? Thanks!

  3. Your lights looks so pretty, love the style of lights so you can put leaves on light spot. I love to put lights out in the Fall season as well as holiday times. The lights make things so cheerful. After the holidays I hate to take them down. I”ll put some in my front window and on front porch railing with some Fall garland leaves. Love colors on silk leaves that are available. Think a trip to $tree is in order.
    I’ll look forward to seeing what other Fall decorations you do in or around your home. Happy week

  4. Susan, I love these lights! What a simply but cute idea. I will definitely be giving these a try 🙂 You were one of my Features this week over at Recreated Designs for our Bewitchin’ Projects Block Party. Hugs, Lisa

  5. This is such a cute fall idea! I have the perfect spot where this would look great! I need to do some more crafting ideas, so a trip to JoAnns i believe is in my future! Thank you for sharing with is at #ThrowbackThursday and we hope to see you again this week!

  6. I’ve been avoiding all things fall like the plague but this is one I couldn’t resist! Your lights are simple, inexpensive and very cute. Thank you!

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