decorating your bike for fall: easy diy leaf spoke cards

fall leaves spoke cards

We have a gorgeous maple tree in our yard that sheds the most beautiful leaves come fall. Last week, I was outside playing with my daughter, when I realized that those gorgeous leaves would make some stunning spoke cards for my bike.

So here’s what I did, in three easy steps:

DIY leaf spokescards

DIY leaf spokescards

Step 1: Gather a number of leaves, look for duos that were about equal in size and shape to be attached to one another.

DIY leaf spokescards DIY leaf spokescards

Step 2: Laminate pairs of leaves (placing two leaves back-to-back for each card). Then cut them out.

DIY leaf spokescards

DIY leaf spokescards

Step 3: Insert laminated leaves between the spokes of your bike and ride. Enjoy!

leaf spokescards

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8 Responses to decorating your bike for fall: easy diy leaf spoke cards

  1. Sarah D. says:

    These are such a great idea! But I have to mention – these are maple leaves, not oak – so you likely have a gorgeous maple tree in your yard.

  2. Awesome idea! Benny and I are going to do this for his bike! Can’t wait to show him.

  3. I just found your blog and I am excited and inspired with all the passion you have for bikes. I wish we could bike all year long, but since here hits the -30°C during winter, probably it is not a good idea.
    What about you? Do you bike also all winter? (Didn’t catch where you live exactly).
    A.

    • S. says:

      Hi A!

      Welcome to the site! I live in Iowa, which definitely gets very cold in the winters. When I first started bike commuting, I tried to continue biking to work (a 3 mile roundtrip ride) as much as possible. I switched to using my mountain bike because of the fatter tires that made biking on snow doable. I never did get studded tires, although some cyclists do that and I’m sure it goes a long way in making winter riding safer.

      Last winter, I had a new baby and spent considerably less time on my bike alltogether. I am our daughter’s full time caregiver while my husband works and before she was old enough to bike with me (at 10 months in our case), I couldn’t really ride my bike when going places. It’s so great now to be able to ride again on a regular basis with her in tow.

      I’m hoping to continue riding as much as possible this winter. It’s going to be different in that it will be my first winter riding with a one year old and I’ll have to account for her warmth on the bike. We’ll see how it goes.

      You can find all of my previous posts on cycling in the winter here: http://simplybikeblog.com/?cat=43

      S.

  4. Kara says:

    DARLING! What a cute idea!

  5. Stacy says:

    Love this, but when you don’t have a laminator….we have decoupaged leaves to cardstock and trimmed closely. Not as weather resistant, but might get you through the season. Cheers!

    • simplybike says:

      Stacy, I know. I realize that it’s a bit weird that we have a laminator. It was a Xmas gift I never thought I’d find a lot of use for but one that has proven itself over and over again. Pinterest definitely helped me see the value in owning one :) So perhaps something for this year’s Xmas wish list? ;)

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