Giant Maple Leaf Template and Tutorial (Free PDF and SVG)

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This Giant Maple Leaf Template brings the colors of fall indoors.  There’s something magical about the leaves changing in autumn.  I love the rich colors or red, orange and gold all mixed together.  These giant maple leaves bring a larger than life look to your fall décor! A finished leaf is 16 inches long and 18 inches wide.

Learn how to create a giant maple leaf with FleeceFun's free template and tutorial

These leaves look great when combined with my Giant Sunflower – you can get that template here.

YOU WILL NEED:

Please note that the paper you print the printable on will affect the color nicer paper ( i.e. more expensive paper) tends to yield better results.

This Giant Maple Leaf Template and Tutorial (Free PDF and SVG) is larger than life. This step by step tutorial shows how to bring fall foliage indoors.

Quick Tip

I like to use these Command Strips to hang the leaves on the wall.

Items needed to make the giant fall leaf. This Giant Maple Leaf Template and Tutorial (Free PDF and SVG) is larger than life. This step by step tutorial shows how to bring fall foliage indoors.

Free Giant Maple Leaf Template and Tutorial:

Step 1 – Cut Out the Maple Leaf Template

If using a Cricut, switch to the fine point blade.

Cricut fine point blade

Load the free files in design space.  Each leaf takes 4 sheets of paper.

paper loaded into the Cricut Machine

Cut out each piece.

Step 1: Cut out the maple leaf template using FleeceFun's free PDF and SVG

Step 2 – Fold or Score the Giant Maple Leaf Sections

All 4 sections of the leaf. This Giant Maple Leaf Template and Tutorial (Free PDF and SVG) is larger than life. This step by step tutorial shows how to bring fall foliage indoors.

Layout the pieces like you see in the picture above. Each section has a dashed line/ perforated line. 

pointing to the dahsed score line. This Giant Maple Leaf Template and Tutorial (Free PDF and SVG) is larger than life. This step by step tutorial shows how to bring fall foliage indoors.

The SVG cuts these out for you – if you’re using the PDF you will need to use the bone tool to make a score on the cardstock where the dashed lines are. These dashes are where we need to fold to make the seams in the leaf.

Parts of the leaf folded up.

On each maple leaf piece fold along the dashed edge – folding them towards the center of the piece.

All 4 sections of the leaf folded up. v

You now have the seams that we’ll use to glue the leaf together.

Step 3 – Glue the GIANT Fall Leaf Together

leaf being glued. Step 3: Glue the giant maple leaf together using FleeceFun's free template

Start with one side (in this case I started with the right side) and glue the top to the bottom along the folded seam. Pinch along the seam to get a good seal.  The seam should be facing up at you.

Repeat with the other side.

Center of leaf being glued. This Giant Maple Leaf Template and Tutorial (Free PDF and SVG) is larger than life. This step by step tutorial shows how to bring fall foliage indoors.

Finally glue the two halves together to complete the Giant Maple Leaf.

This Giant Maple Leaf Template and Tutorial (Free PDF and SVG) is larger than life. This step by step tutorial shows how to bring fall foliage indoors.

Repeat with different colors and mix in with other elements for awesome fall décor.

This Giant Maple Leaf Template and Tutorial (Free PDF and SVG) is larger than life. This step by step tutorial shows how to bring fall foliage indoors.

Download the Free Giant Maple Leaf Pattern Here.

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 Giant red maple leaf fall decor made from free svg FILES and tutorial from fleecefun.com, with the text "CLICK TO GO TO DOWNLOAD" displayed at the bottom.

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This Giant Maple Leaf Template and Tutorial (Free PDF and SVG) is larger than life. This step by step tutorial shows how to bring fall foliage indoors.