Almost everyone has pressed a leaf or flower over their lifetime. It is a lovely way to remember a certain time of year or occasion. This fall, take a moment and enjoy the beauty that surrounds us. Our world is beautiful and though it is awfully tough out there right now, the simple act of holding a colorful leaf in ones hand can bring back wonderful memories gone by and a chance to make new ones. Here is an easy way to save some that beauty!

How to Press Autumn Leaves:

  1. Gather your favorite fall leaves while they are still bright and soft.  Make sure to dry them if they are damp.
  2. Place between 2 pieces of paper.  It can be newspaper, paper towels, craft paper or book pages.  If using a book do not use a good one as the moisture can damage the pages.   I use something like an old phone book.
  3. Place a heavy weight on your stacked leaves and allow to dry naturally for a few weeks.
  4. Use your leaves to create autumn inspired crafts.  Here are some ideas to get you started.
Didn't I tell you it was easy?

Thanks to for these directions.



Date 6/19/2021

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