Pressing Fall Leaves.
An Elementary School Project that Has Stood the Test of Time.
Because it Works!
Simple and Easy.
Wax Paper. An Iron. A Light Cloth. And Colored Leaves.
This is the Moment for Colored Leaves.
I Chuckled when I Saw this Pottery Barn Catalog Cover…Thanksgiving Edition.
Check Out the Very Green Grape Leaf.
Obviously Shot in the Summer. Good For You Pottery Barn…No Fakey Foliage for You.
The Time for Colored Leaves is Now…Leaves are Color Changed but Still Pliable.
We Went For a Walk to See What We Could Find.
Wearing a True New Mexico Outfit…Hoodie, Shorts and Flip Flops. In October.
But Not One Colored Leaf. All Still Very Green.
Can You Say Global Warming?!
We went Back Home and Found the Best Ones in Our Own Backyard.
And Now to Preserve Them.
For Thanksgiving. A Colorful Centerpiece. A Giving-Thanks Tree.
More on the Giving-Thanks Tree later.
Here’s How to Press the Leaves…
Place Your Favorites Between a Piece of Wax Paper.
Set a Soft Cloth Under the Wax Paper.
Iron the Paper. This Melts the Wax and Coats Front and Back of the Leave.
Set the waxed leaves aside in a dry place so the leaves can dry and stiffen.
Ready for the Giving Thanks Tree…Stay Tuned.
Making Magic. One Leaf at a Time.