leaf mask with free mask download

 A fun Autumn tradition for us is making masks of pressed leaves. 

fauna leaf mask

You need:

pressed leaves- use leaves that have been pressed for about 24-48  hours, they are still quite flexible at this stage and lay nicely

glue solution- 2 parts glue, 1 part water (or use Modge Podge)

Download the mask onto card-stock



hole punch and yarn for the masks that tie around the head

glue gun and a stick for the type of mask you hold

*Cut out the mask, color, and glue on the leaves.


Fauna’s mask (top photo) is a made of scarlet maple leaves with a stick hot glued to the back for her to hold the mask in front of her face. Araina chose to make a chihuahua mask (hmmm, looks like an owl to me, but she insists it is not).

rainy leaf mask

Preserve the masks by covering the leaves with the  glue solution or Modge Podge.


  • November 1, 2010 - 6:00 pm | Permalink

    Oh oh I could so have done with that stunning mask yesterday for the little one’s halloween outfit. The maple leaves are such an amazing colour! What a beautiful idea. I have downloaded the mask template, thank you so much for sharing. Will try out some other variations – we have hundreds of leaves left in our basket!
    Lovely to have discovered you on Autumn Crafty thanks to RedTedArt!


  • September 18, 2010 - 7:28 am | Permalink

    Those are so beautiful!! Thanks

  • Samuel
    January 20, 2010 - 8:45 am | Permalink

    Myself mask making and I researching about Mask and found your website and one picture with red leaves which real awesome. Thank you for share.

  • October 28, 2009 - 9:27 pm | Permalink

    Great idea, and beautiful mask.
    I use your beautiful pic on my site, if you don’t mind.

    God bless you and your family!

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  • October 25, 2009 - 3:43 pm | Permalink

    I have been trying to think of a halloween costume for weeks and now I know what to be! Owls are my favorite and I’m going to press some extra leaves for a mask.

  • October 25, 2009 - 6:29 am | Permalink

    I love the masks ~ they look great. Thanks for another great idea for autumn!!!

  • October 25, 2009 - 2:32 am | Permalink

    what a great idea! I’ve been looking for some fall projects to do with my 2 year old, and she would get the biggest kick out of a leaf mask!

  • October 24, 2009 - 7:18 pm | Permalink

    I JUST LOVE LOVE LOVE! This little project. I am gonna use this for some journaling projects I am working on for Christmas.

  • October 24, 2009 - 3:31 pm | Permalink

    Those are so beautiful!! How special~

  • October 24, 2009 - 11:16 am | Permalink

    I love these! I have been modgepodging some leaves but didn’t quite know what to do with them yet! Fauna’s mask is stunning! She looks like a forest faerie, indeed! And Araina’s chihuahua mask is too cute! I can’t stop smiling!
    Looks like you are enjoying autumn!
    Have a great weekend!

  • Julia
    October 24, 2009 - 9:33 am | Permalink

    Love this idea! We’re doing this one.

  • October 24, 2009 - 9:01 am | Permalink

    I love these. What a wonderful idea. We’ll have to try some!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog lately. It’s nice to have a new friend!

  • October 24, 2009 - 7:51 am | Permalink

    Those are really cool! The red leaves are so bright and beautiful! I agree, I thought the other mask looked like an owl. It was a clever use of the different shaped leaves.

  • October 24, 2009 - 7:31 am | Permalink

    Oooh, a mysterious leaf fairy has come to visit!

  • October 24, 2009 - 7:29 am | Permalink

    How beautiful :)

  • October 24, 2009 - 2:31 am | Permalink

    Wow, Gorgeous! Impressive!

  • October 24, 2009 - 2:27 am | Permalink

    Very beautiful! Nice tradition :)

  • October 24, 2009 - 2:09 am | Permalink

    beautiful! What a fun idea, thank you for sharing!

  • October 23, 2009 - 11:13 pm | Permalink

    This is a cool craft. You can become little woodland elves!

  • October 23, 2009 - 11:03 pm | Permalink

    Neat idea! I’ve never seen this done with real leaves before. Your kids did a beautiful job!

  • October 23, 2009 - 10:40 pm | Permalink

    We are all over this! Thank you!

  • October 23, 2009 - 9:22 pm | Permalink

    How perfect! I adore this post! Never would have thought to do that myself. You’re such a wealth of information on fun things to do and I appreciate you sharing it with us. xxoo

  • October 23, 2009 - 8:10 pm | Permalink

    These are so lovely! We need to get out and gather some lovely leave!!! Thanks for the reminder.

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