Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Craft Project: Fall Leaves

I grew up in the Midwest which can have gorgeous Fall weather. I moved to Texas and California where Fall simply does not exist. I missed it so much! The changing of the leaves, sweater weather, the last few days of mid-range temps before winter sets in. One of the things I LOVE about living back in the Midwest is FALL!

And my girls love it too! We visited my mom down in Iowa a few weeks ago and my girls started a secret project out in the backyard. They needed tape. Hmmm....they were out there for awhile and they were working so nicely together! When they were finished, they presented this wonderful leaf wreath to me. :-)
I actually don't have a picture what it looked like when they brought it to me. We put it in a ziploc bag with an apple slice (so the leaves wouldn't dry out) to bring it home. When I went to pull it out, I realized the moisture from the apple slice made the tape they used lose its adhesive. So I very carefully pulled it out and threw some Glue-all under the different layers and then mod podged it. The glue would be the white you see in the photo. All that glue and mod podge seemed to do the trick and here it is hanging in my kitchen. :-)
I also collected a few leaves from my mom's yard and brought them home. We just have pine trees in our yard, so it's a novelty for us to walk out the back door and find a ton of leaves on the ground.I mod podged my leaves and made a leaf garland out of it to decorate our dining room for Thanksgiving. The mod podge seals the leaf preserving it. It keeps its color AND doesn't dry out.

1 comment:

  1. So happy to see the results of all the fun we had in the leaves while you were here.

    Guess the apple slice wasn't the best idea....