Collect, then press, a variety of colorful autumn leaves to use for crafts and home decor.
Pressed leaves can be used to make cards, as table top decorations, or framed and placed on a shelf or mantel. To press leaves, space them out between layers of newspaper or between the pages of a phone book, and weight with a stack of books. They should be dry in 3-4 days.
Once the leaves are pressed, you can iron them between two pieces of waxed paper to enhance the color. (Be sure to use a pressing cloth so that you don't get wax from the paper on your iron.)
My first leaves are pressed and ready to use. Next week I'll share what I made with the leaves I've collected.