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Quick craft: Autumn leaves

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Quick craft: Autumn leaves

Hi friends, In one of those weird office coincidences, just about everyone here is wearing a grey shirt and blue pants today. I think we're all channeling the weather! I did get to enjoy some sunshine and fall colours on the weekend, though, and I came home from my walk on Sunday with a handful of beautiful leaves – and, not coincidentally, with a roll of super-thin painter's tape. It was the work of a moment to add a bit of autumn inspiration to the wall above my desk. leaves Later, I decided to revisit a craft from my childhood – ironing the leaves between sheets of waxed paper – so the leaves would last a little while longer. It's easiest to set this up right on your ironing board: a one or two pieces of kraft paper or newsprint; a sheet of waxed paper; your leaves; a second piece of waxed paper; a final layer of kraft paper or newsprint. Put the iron on low heat (no steam!) and press the leaves. You want to hold the iron over top until the wax is melted but not so long the paper starts to burn; start with short bursts and take it from there. Make sure to press both sides. When you're satisfied, let the pages cool, then peel apart the waxed paper and remove the leaves. Bob's your uncle! These look great taped to a wall or a window, or pressed in a scrapbook. desk I know they won't last forever (even with the waxed paper treatment) but I do think they add a bit of pizzazz to my work area. Now, if only there was a way to keep snowflakes... Have a great day!
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