They're great for so many arts and crafts projects. Use them for your crafts for seniors, many elderly activities in which you’d like a design to copy, and many other projects -- all year round. After all, leaves are one of the most obvious elements of nature that show the change in seasons. So with projects, leaf designs are really easily to modify and be flexible with.
These leaf designs are copyrighted, but you can feel free to use any of them for your personal or group projects.
Think in terms of the season you are using them for, then simply change the colors. Use fall colors for autumn themes. Add a frosty look around the edges of leaves for winter. Greens are great in summer, of course. And spring greens for spring. You can repeat the patterns down the side of a page for a border effect. Or repeat them all over a page. You could use the mirror image technique, putting two of the patterns side by side, but facing in opposite directions.
Also try combining these leaf designs with some of our flower templates for a different type of arrangement. Or add in birds or butterflies. If you want to get fancier, use them as the “foreground” in front of another scene that’s behind, in the background. Like a landscape, forest scene, seascape, or field or farm scene. Feel free to use the leaf template patterns in segments too. You don’t have to use the whole thing. Maybe a part of a branch, or just a leaf or two, or a leaf and an acorn, etc.
Many of these leaf template ideas can instantly have an interesting texture of pattern to it. Trace them onto patterned fabric, wallpaper, wrapping paper, even magazine pictures. For instance, you can take a maple leaf pattern, and trace it onto a magazine picture that is full of orange colors, like a fall leaf scene, pumpkins, or orange flowers. You will get a nice orange color to your leaf, plus a unique pattern within the shape as well.
These leaf template and designs can be used with woodworking,
painting on wood, glass etching, faux stained glass, quilting, collages,
greeting cards, posters and flyers, mobile projects, embroidery and
needlework, and paintings. All you have to do is stretch your
Copyright Notice -- Please note that art work on this web site is copyrighted and may not be sold, distributed or published. Thank you.
Our Template and Craft Books!
"200 Template Drawings”
We have loads of other templates for crafts and activities in our handy
little e-book called “200 Template Drawings – For Arts and
Activities,” with 239 pages of nature patterns and templates, including dozens of leaf template ideas and flowers. There are 200+
pre-drawn pictures of all kinds of subjects to give you a hand with the
art part of any project. They range from silhouettes, to simple, to
fancy. You can use them as is or mix and match them for endless
possibilities. Perfect for either individuals or groups. See some Sneak Peeks of the pictures in this comprehensive template book.
"Easy Crafts and Gifts"
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Make sure to also take a look at:
Collage and Craft Templates -- If you'd like ideas for attractive page layouts, take a look at our templates for collages, scrapbooking, and good design. Learn how to break up a page into pleasing and balanced areas. Twelve free templates to print out and use. Many possibilities for arts and crafts.
Free Animal Template Ideas -- Get some cut animal templates too, that you can use alone or mix and match with our other template selections. Use them for many seasons.
Elderly Activities -- Have some fun! A wide range of activities, including for those who may have limitations or need special assistance. Includes indoors, outdoors, games, food projects, crafts.