Pressing Matters (Leaf Matter).
The colors of autumn make the transition from summer to winter a more enjoyable experience. The colors of the changing leaves, the sound of the crunching leaves, the rustling of the leaves in the wind, all compile to a love for autumn leaves.
Though many of the leaves have fallen, I thought I would share this easy craft idea for those desiring to bring indoors the beauty of autumn’s leaves. Perhaps a quick addition for one’s Thanksgiving decorations.
An easy craft, requiring only a few items, resulting in a few authentic autumn decorations (beating out the plastic window clings).
Wax-Paper Pressed Leaves
- collected leaves
- wax paper
- iron-safe surface
In dry weather, simply collect fallen leaves.
Lay one sheet of wax paper down (waxy side facing up). Place leaves on wax paper in an array of designs/patterns, etc.
Sandwich the leaves by placing on another sheet of wax paper (waxy side facing down).
Iron the wax paper at a low temperature until the two wax paper seal together.
Hang on window so the natural light may highlight the vein intricacies of the leaves.