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