We’re keeping our eyes open for leaves that are changing color and beginning (just beginning!) to press them.
While we often just place the leaves between the pages of a book for a week or two to press them (a phone book works great), we also place them between paper sometimes first, especially if the book in question is one of the more highly valued in our house.
I love the cusp of a new season and am ready for this one.
There are so many reasons to love a new season of course, but right now I’m mostly thinking about all the lovely crafty things we can do this fall. I’ve created an Autumn Fun board on Pinterest (did I mention that I’m addicted to Pinterest?) with all kinds of great ideas from around the web.
Last year we drew and wrote on our fall leaves with metallic pens, and we’ll definitely do that again, but I’m also thinking of what else we can do with these.
In case you’re wondering how to preserve fall leaves besides simply pressing them as we are doing here, some people dip leaves in wax to preserve them and some people use Mod Podge. Maybe we’ll try both techniques, just for fun.
Update :: We’ve since tried preserving fall leaves with Mod Podge and it works great! I recommend giving it a try!
I’m loving these foliage candleholders and am also wondering what else we can do with our leaves. Any ideas?