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Looking for a fun and easy fall craft idea that you can do with your kids in just a few minutes? I really hope you’ll love my easy leaf rubbing and fall frame craft! All the supplies came from Dollar General for under $10. The best part? Aside from the frame, everything I bought can be used again in other crafts!
Now, let me remind you, although we have craft writers here that take my breath away with their awesome creations, if you know me, you know I’m about the easy stuff. As much as I enjoy trying to do crafts (often, TRYING is the operative word), as a single mom who works 12+hours a day, I don’t have hours to pour into a major project. That’s what I like about this fall craft: it took me less than 15 minutes to put together. On with it, shall we?
Fall Craft: Leaf Rubbing and Autumn Frame
Supplies (all from Dollar General)
- Frame in neutral colors. I went with brown and black, because they’re easy colors to dress up.
- Thin copy paper
- Fall leaf embellishments (I used a leaf garland that only cost $1 and is long enough that I can use the rest of it for a later craft).
- Glue stick
- A nice, sturdy leaf from your back yard.
How to make this easy fall craft:
- Start by trimming down the paper to the size that you need. I kind of skipped this step and ended up with too large a creation. I had to trim it down and rearrange stuff.
- Lay the paper over the leaf and hold it down (or tape the paper down).
- Use a light crayon to do your leaf rubbing. Just run it back and forth over the paper lightly until the pattern emerges.
- Use a darker crayon to trace the stems and add contrast
- Take your embellishments and glue a few to the paper itself, let dry, then put it in the frame.
- Now take a few and glue them to your frame.
That’s it! Wrap your garland around the base if you want, or just display it as is. Also, if your leaves have already changed colors, you can skip the rubbing and just frame one as is. Ours haven’t changed yet.
Dollar General has an amazing selection of fall décor! I love exploring and coming up with ideas while I’m there. I had a general idea of what type of craft I’ll do, but when I get there I really pull it together by browsing their displays.
In fact, while I was there, I picked up supplies for September, October and November! So be sure to come back and see what we’re putting together for you those months!
What is your favorite type of fall craft? How do you celebrate the season?
46 thoughts on “Fun & Easy Fall Craft Idea for Families #DollarGeneral”
In the fall I love making leaf rubbing with the kids and creating wreaths for christmas!
Very interesting idea. I like doing crafts with leaves too.
Great ideas for the kids with leaves. My kids use to always make crafts out of leaves when they were in the beavers and brownies.
I love this idea, so cute and easy
Great idea for the little guys lots of leaves to collect now
I really like how it turned out – nearest dollar store is some drive away unfortunately
I am always looking for crafts for my toddler and I 🙂
I love all the finds you can get from the $ store
I love these kinds of crafts, I make fall wreaths and picture frames with my little ones!
LOVE these ideas for my little man! Thanks!!
Thanks for sharing would be something all three of my kids would enjoy
This is cute! My kids love coloring over leaves. I’ll have to check out these items at Dollar General.
This is very cute! I want to start crafting with my little grand-daughter, and she has such a fascination with leaves! This would be perfect!
My kids love crafting, thanks for the inspiration!
I am always looking for new craft ideas for my daughter. This would be a great decoration for Thanksgiving dinner table.
This would be a nice memento of a nature walk.
love these ideas! Fun and cheap!
Great idea to have fun with the grandkids
What a lovely idea! We used to do a lot of fall crafts when I was a kid. I always loved the ones with the leaves in them.
so cute. i’ll have to try this with my daughter.
I go there every season for decorations! The prices can’t be beat! I will for sure do this craft as soon as our leaves start changing!
This looks great. I am not a crafty type parent we spend the fall on the farm doing hayrides and going to the corn maze.
Very nice fall inspiration. I have visions of collecting leaves and making a wreath as a family activity. There aren’t enough leaves on the ground right now. Any day now.
The kiddos will have fun replicating this idea! And, you gotta love dollar general for making crafts affordable 🙂
What a cute idea!!! Thank you!
Love all these great ideas to decorate for Fall Thanks
This looks like a lot of fun! I can’t wait to try this type of stuff when my youngest is a bit older.
What a great idea for a Fall craft!
We have done this before…it is super simple and can be brought out year after year.
This is a really cute idea! I’m going to try this with my toddler this fall.
I am at Dollar General all the time. I love that they have such variety there.
We were just talking about Dollar stores in general this morning, and how we can do some of the things they do.. Very cool idea btw!!
This is such a cute fall idea -and budget friendly too! Thanks for the idea!
this looks like it would be a cool craft for the kids
Looks so easy to do. Then you can paint the leaves green and red for Christmas!
Very cute. I still have some leaf rubbings from when my kids were small.
Cute craft idea! I love the fall and love doing fall crafts with children. Thanks for sharing!
What a neat craft! We’ll have to try this!
That’s super cute. Fall is one of my favorite seasons!
Very cute idea. You could even give something like this as a Christmas present too.
What a great idea! Those are so cute!! Thanks for the ideas!
Great idea! I love that it is affordable and easy to make.
I love getting craft supplies at Dollar General. My kids are prolific artists and to keep up with their art supply needs, I need to find projects that are affordable.
That turned out really cute! Nice and simple, my daughter would like a craft like this.
This is super cool and so easy~