I often feel crafty, and I love looking at other people homes and blogs, but when it comes down to actually doing a craft, it goes right at the bottom of my list and rarely gets done. I’ve come to terms with this. I have other things I enjoy doing. Right now all my scrapbook stuff is spread out on a table in the living room. I want to finish 2009 before Thanksgiving. It’s driving Gregor crazy – he hates the clutter. I think this will be my last year before I go completely digital (sorry Becky!)
Anyway, a craft I actually did was this leaf garland. I got the idea from another blogging mama. The best part was taking a leaf walk with my kids. They had so much fun finding the “prettiest” leaf.
Instead of dipping the leaf in wax, I ironed them in-between waxed paper. I’ve heard of people preserving leaves this way, but this was my first attempt. Ta-Da!
It actually works! The heat melts the wax onto the leaf. How amazing.
I found some clear string at Wal-mart and actually glue-gunned the leaves to the string. Ta-Da! That worked too.
Then I taped it up on the corners of the window. Wow. I did a craft.
And it was fun and probably only took about an hour.
It makes me happy, every time I walk into my orange kitchen.