Take Home Craft: Fall Leaf Banner
Fall is here! Welcome it with a colorful Leaf Banner.
Leaf Banner Craft Kits are now available at the Parker Library Main Desk.
All you need is scissors, tape or a glue stick. Everything else is included.
First Come, First Serve! (Numbers are limited.) One kit per family, please!
Artificial or pressed leaves
Glue Stick or Glue Gun
- Using one of the templates provide, cut out pennant shapes from the book pages.
- Fold down the top portion of each pennant (approx. 1 inch), secure with tape leaving enough space to string your banner.
- If you are using pressed leaves, see back for pressing instructions.
- Use a glue stick, glue gun or your favorite adhesive, to attach your leaves to each pennant.
- String your pennants and hang your lovely fall banner somewhere in your home to add a handmade touch of fall to your decor.
*Craft idea and instructions from www.simpleasthatblog.com
Pressing Leaves & Flowers
There are several ways to press leaves.
In a book:
- Snip stems close to the base, place facedown in a book.
- Close and weight the book, and leave undisturbed for a week to 10 days.
With an iron:
- Heat up an iron to the medium setting but be sure to turn the steam setting off.
- Place a leaf between two paper towels or thin cloths.
- Press the iron down on the leaf. You’ll need to do this for 5-10 minutes, releasing the iron from the leaf every minute or so.
In wax paper:
- Place a leaf between two pieces of wax paper.
- Put a towel or a piece of thick paper over the wax paper.
- Press on the towel or paper with a warm iron to seal the wax sheets together.
- Cut around the leaf, leaving a small margin of wax paper to ensure that it will stay sealed.