A Fall Garland

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.

4 thoughts on “A Fall Garland

  1. thewalshies

    Just say no to digital! :o) After being away by myself last weekend, I’m trying to decide if it would be way too bad to ask to stay home by myself this weekend so I can catch up on my scrapbooking. Is that a bad mom?? Love your garland – you could use those leaves in your scrapbook, too! See, you can’t do that with digital!

  2. Cassandra

    Love that Amy.
    Go digital. It will save you a world of grief. Saves time. Saves money. No clutter. Showcases the photos.
    Wish I could see you in Omaha, but I hope you all have a BLAST!


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