Friday, October 8, 2010
I needed some leaves to tie onto bags at our Harvest Festival so I searched on the computer and found some patterns at cathiefilian.blogspot.com. Her leaves are very pretty, she gives you two sizes of leaves and her leaves are made using material and stiffener. The kids at Church will be helping me so were using construction paper, wax paper and jute twine to make ours. I like the wax leaf the best, just take a large piece of wax paper and fold it over lengthwise. Open it up and on one side of the paper take fall colored crayons and with a pencil sharpener start peeling away at the crayons letting the peels drop across the wax paper. I used two shades of orange with a little brown thrown in. Fold the other side of the wax paper onto the crayon peels. With paper towels under the wax paper and on top take your iron that is set on medium heat and iron the wax paper until the crayons melt. The colors will seep through so make sure you have plenty of paper towels. Let the wax paper cool, trace and cut out the shapes. The dark brown large leaf really brought out the colors in the wax leaf. Punch two holes and tie a bow using jute twine. If these tags were for Thanksgiving I might use raffia to tie the bow and add a Thankful tag. I did use some scrapbook paper on these but the ones the kids will make will be from decorated construction paper and they will have a Scripture tag on them.