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Decorating with Fall Leaves: Cards and Gift Wrap

Submitted by Deborah Taylor-Hough

You can make your own cards or gift wrap by using nature's bounty of freshly fallen leaves.
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1) Use poster paint for printing on paper (for cards, gift wrap, etc.), or use acrylic paint if you decide to decorate an item that needs a waterproof finish (glassware, clay pots, etc.).

2) Brush a small amount of paint onto the underside of the leaf where the veins are more pronounced.

3) Carefully place the leaf where you want the design printed and cover with a layer of paper towel.

4) Gently roll a rolling pin over the top (or you can use the side of an empty bottle).

5) Remove the paper towel and lift the leaf.

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