My November issue of Country Living magazine came yesterday.
The cover photo got my attention right away.
And a little idea began to form...
however, it had to be one "Ms. Puddle Jumper"...
and "Ms. Crawl and eat any lint, crumb or pine needle Nana hasn't cleaned off the floor"...
could either help with or that I could do during nap time, (aka "Happy Hour").
They helped me with the collecting leaves part.
Then, while they were napping, I pressed the leaves using the pressing between waxed paper method.
Since I didn't have the spray adhesive recommended in Country Living, I lightly brushed Elmer's Glue on the back of the leaves with a small paintbrush and pasted them on some sketching paper.
I then covered the pages and leaves with the waxed paper I had used previously and set some heavy books on top of them until the glue was dry.
With some miniature clothes pins and my drying rack, my little idea was complete, just in time before the grandbabies woke up from their nap.
It hangs on the entry hall wall, just as it leads into the living room.
I think I like it!
After her nap, "Ms. Puddle Jumper" and I made a little something for Mommy who was coming home from her trip that evening.
Using miniature clothes pins and a simple piece of twine is another cute and easy way to display these pressed leaves.
Well, it's almost Friday!
Have a HAPPY, HAPPY Friday
and a BLESSED weekend!