Leaves are starting to change colour and fall off of trees, which means that they’ll soon be covering most of your yard! While this is a pretty season, it can be a lot of work to try to rake them up and compost them. These are a few alternative ways to make the most of them while they’re here:


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Spread them out as mulch for your garden



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Make a leaf mold




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Preserve them




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Use them for leaf painting





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Make some leaf coasters



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Makes some clay leaf bowls



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Make some leaf people



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Make a leaf wreath



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Use the leaves to make stained glass



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Make a mason jar candle holder