Last year we tried a new craft--waxed leaves. It was one of my favorites and I can't wait for enough leaves to turn here so that we can make them again.
I posted the entire project after we did it, but it was after Thanksgiving and in the Christmas rush, it might have been lost. So I am posting a few of my favorite photos here, and you can get the tutorial here.
You start by gathering, and then pressing lovely fall leaves. These are Liquid Amber leaves. They have one of the most vibrant fall displays of all the trees in our neck of the woods.
Melt your wax and dip the leaves one by one. The kids can help.
Enjoy their shine as you let them dry.
You can then use them for decorating around the house. They make a lovely "runner".
But my favorite way to use them is to string them on some embroidery floss for a beautiful fall garland.
I have a love affair with garlands and always enjoy coming up with a new one.
Remember, you can get the full instructions here.
Maybe a little bit of leaf hunting will be a part of your weekend plans?