What to do with your child's artwork: Fall Leaf Card

Fall is here (almost.) A few leaves are starting to turn colors and fall off the trees here on the east coast. Lu, Em & I love hunting for leaves, acorns and pine cones on our walks. We are collectors of all things here at the King house.

Remember ironing leaves between sheets of wax paper as child? Well here is a great way to use up some of your child's artwork and create really beautiful fall greeting card using the wax paper/leaf technique.

1. Cut and fold existing artwork into desired card shape. We used some leftover leaf prints (paint on leaf and press onto paper) as the background paper.
Using a heavy paper helps.
2. Make wax paper leaf overlay by ironing leaf between two sheets of wax paper. Be sure to use a paper towel on top of wax paper when ironing.
3. Center overlay onto front of card and trace. I left a lot of negative space so you could see the leaf when the card was closed. Make sure you add about a 1/2 inch extra paper on the fold side (this is where you will attach your overlay.
4. Cut the wax paper/leaf overlay and glue or tape it to the back and folded it over.
5. You could tie some raffia along the edge.


a Tonggu Momma said...

THAT is a great idea! Thanks for the tip!

Amy said...

So do you put the leaf in the wax paper iron it down and then put paint on the leaf and that is how you get the paint on there. I like this. I am wanting to do something with all of the leaves I have been seeing around.

Mama King said...

Amy, I clarified the instructions for you. Thanks. Kim

Ticia said...

I love it, it's so simple

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

Looks so beautiful! I love Fall crafts like these. Emily would love to make this pretty card and mail it to Grandma. Great idea!!

Jenn said...

Beutiful card, thanks for all the great ideas!


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