Thursday, November 17, 2011

My Favorite Fall Craft

First you collect the leaves, after you rake them in a big pile and play in them : )

 Set-up your iron on a table and pull out the wax paper and a towel or two.

 Place some colorful fall leaves between 2 pieces of wax paper.  Then lay a towel over the wax paper and iron on a medium high setting, pressing down but not rubbing back and forth too much.
Remove the towel, let it cool down and trim the edges.  Then hang them up in a large window that gets a bunch of sunlight. The leaves will hold their beautiful fall colors for a good 4 months!  It's so pretty to still see the pretty fall leaves even when all the ones outside are brown or gone.  I've done this craft for about 12 years now. Which means I first did this when I just had a 8 year old, 7 year old, 5 year old and 18 month old. Well all my children love it and they always remind me to do it when the leaves are at their peak.  It's a great craft for those of us who are not so crafty : )


  1. Becca, we used to live in Cary, on Oxpens Rd, and these pictures are really taking me back there to the fall we raked 27 bags of leaves out of our yard ... don't miss the blisters but I do miss the leaf piles! Thanks for sharing! Where we live now there is no fall and November just isn't the same.
    Tracie Richey

  2. I tried didn't work for me :-/ The was paper kept separating and the leaves would just fall out. I do love how it looks though.


  3. I made these when I was a kid except we did it with pieces of crayons with the leaves. When you ironed it, the crayons melted and the colors were beautiful with the leaves.

    I had a feeling this was the craft you were going to do when I saw the title.
    I can't believe it was.
    I love all the different leaves you used.

  4. I've never heard of this! Thanks for sharing!

  5. I love this! We used to do this when I was a kid. You have some beautiful leaves.

  6. Cinnamon, you have to use good quality wax paper, not generic, and a thin kitchen towel as opposed to a thick one. I know one year I tried it with wax paper that wasn't too waxey and the leaves fell out too. Try it again : )

  7. Yep -Great craft! I love that all ages can be involved, my little ones like helping to pick out the leaves. We also put shaved crayon shreds in with the leaves -adds even more great color and helps the wax paper stick.

  8. My little ones will love this!
    Also, my yard is full of leaves right now, so the picking's ripe :)

  9. Isn't this the greatest every year! A home full of fun in the fall for sure! Blessings to you!


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