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Fall Yarn Leaf Magnets

Fall is my favorite season.  One of the things I enjoy the most about it is the beautiful colors of the changing leaves.  That’s probably why I was drawn to this neat yarn leaf craft.

Yarn Leaf Magnets


disclaimerI saw this fall yarn leaf craft in one of my family/parenting magazines many years ago.  At that time, I felt that my kids were a little too young for this craft, so I made a mental note of it so we could try it down the road.

I felt that my older 3 kids were now big enough to handle this craft without  much assistance from me, so we decided to make these yarn leaf magnets to add some beautiful fall colors to our fridge.

In my opinion, this craft is for the older crew – for ages 7+ – because it requires advanced fine motor skills as well as patience.

Supplies 1

Supplies –

Leaf templates (I got mine here, but you could do an internet search for ‘leaf template’ for find what you like)
Yarn in fall colors
Scissors and/or an X-ACTO knife
Foam brush
Magnet Sheets
Toothpicks (optional)


Directions –

1.  Print and cut out your leaf templates.

2.  Trace your leaf onto your piece of cardboard.

Leaf 6

3.  Cut out your leaf from the cardboard with scissors or an X-ACTO knife. (If using the knife, I recommend the parent doing this part.)

4.  Evenly spread glue onto your cardboard leaf with the foam brush.

Leaf 4

5.  Start laying your piece of yarn on the outer edge of the leaf, and work your way around the whole leaf.  Continue gluing your yarn around the whole leaf as you work toward the center.  You may find that using a toothpick to guide the yarn is helpful.  Change your yarn color as desired.

Leaf 3

6.  Let the glue dry, and then adhere a magnet to the back.

Leaf 1

 Leaf 2

Fall Yarn Leaf Magnets Pin

What are your favorite things about fall? Do you have any favorite recipes or craft ideas you’d like to share with us? If so, we’d love for you to tell us about them in the comments!

About the author


Sarah is the JOYful wife of Jorge, the JOYful mother of 7 blessings, and a JOYful servant to the Most High God. She has been JOYfully homeschooling since 2007, using an eclectic approach. Sarah left her working-mom-of-2 mentality and plans at the door when the Lord came knocking on it in 2002. Now, as a born-again, stay-at-home, homeschooling mom of many, she couldn’t imagine life any other way! Sarah has a heart for moms, and uses her blog, My Joy-Filled Life, to minister to and encourage other mothers. You will find her writing and sharing about the joys of big family living, her faith, homeschooling, homemaking, and whatever the Lord lays on her heart. In her free time (what’s that?), Sarah enjoys baking (but not the clean-up), dabbling in photography, and running.