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It’s Shara from Woodshop Diaries and I’ve been on a roll lately with scrap wood projects (remember the scrap wood caddy?) Today I have another fun project to help you get ready for fall! It’s a super easy DIY Scrap Wood Fall Leaf Sign.

I’m ALWAYS in the mood for fall because it’s my favorite season! I know it’s August, but in just a few short days the calendar will flip to September! Time to get a head start. This simple project is great for decorating your house. Instead of a leaf, you could make a turkey, pumpkin, or whatever you want!

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Cut List:

  • 1/4” x 11 ½” x 11 ½”
  • 3/4” x 11 ½” x 11 ½”
  • (2) 3/4” x 1 ½” x 11 ½”
  • (2) 3/4” x 1 ½” x 13”


Step 1: Cut your plywood to size

Cut your 1/4” and 3/4” piece of plywood to the same size. (Mine are 11 ½” square, but if you have larger or smaller pieces of scrap, feel free to alter the sizes. The only rule is to make sure your 1/4″ & 3/4″ plywood scraps are the same size.)

Step 2: Cut out your leaf shape

Perform a Google search for “leaf clip art” and make your own stencil from a leaf print out.

Trace your leaf shape stencil onto the 1/4” piece of plywood, making sure it is centered. (Ignore the fact that I didn’t cut out my plywood square shape first.)


Using a large drill bit, drill a hole into the middle of the leaf shape.


Insert your jig saw blade into the pre-drilled hole.


Cut out the leaf shape.


Sand the rough edges with sandpaper.

Step 3: Stain or paint pieces

Paint or stain the pieces at this point. For the same look as mine, stain the 1/4″ plywood and leave the 3/4” piece unfinished. This will allow the leaf shape to stand out against the dark stain.  In addition, you can paint the ¾” piece, or stain it a different color.  Use your own creativity to finish your

DIY Scrap Wood Fall Sign.


Step 4: Glue the pieces together

Glue the 1/4” plywood cut out to the 3/4” piece of plywood.


Clamp the two pieces together as the glue dries.


Step 5: Add the frame

Once the glue is dry, cut pieces of 1″ x 2″ to fit around the edges of the plywood art. (Measure yourself or use the cut list above).  Attach using a nail gun or hammer and nails.


Add a coat of polycrylic to protect the wood.


Then hang that baby up or set it somewhere where you will see it.

DIY Fall Sign from scrap wood>

Now grab your hot chocolate and hoodies because you are officially ready for sweater weather and the fall season!

Fall leaf sign from scrap wood>

For more scrap wood inspiration, be sure to check out these other awesome scrap projects:

DIY Cake Carrier from wood scraps   or  DIY Keepsake Box from wood scraps

or  DIY Framed Pumpkins:DIY Framed Pumpkins | Pretty Handy Girl>

Until next time, happy building! And happy fall, ya’ll! 🙂Shara's Signature>~Read more of Shara’s Projects~

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