Seasonal leaf decoration

Posted on November 2, 2010 at 8:52 AM

If you're too busy to find time to shop for seasonal decorations, here's an idea to decorate your banisters that I spotted while web searching this morning. It will take you from Thanksgiving (American friends) right through to Christmas. Just head for your backyard and collect a bunch of colourful leaves (better yet, get the kids to do it while they're clearing up the leaves in the backyard).

To prepare the leaves, first protect your ironing board or area with a piece of fabric remnant or newspaper. Place your leaves between two sheets of wax paper (not parchment paper) and run a warm iron over the leaves for a couple of minutes. The paper will leave a residue of wax on the leaves; gently peel away the top sheet. Note that you will have to replace the wax paper when all the wax is gone. When you've got enough leaves, hot glue them to a length of butcher's twine (or similar string) and wind that around a string of Christmas lights. Then wind that (I know, a lot of winding - better than whining!!!) around your banister.

No twine, no Christmas lights? Make my leaf wreath instead.

Image Living etc. magazine

Categories: Holidays, Nature, Environment

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