Autumn Leaf Lanterns

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What do you do on a boring morning full of rain, before its time to go to the swimming pool?  Well, you figure out what to make with the leaves that you picked up the day before and placed neatly under a giant cookbook (Best Recipe, in case you were wondering). Clara helped me place leaves on waxed paper, then we put a sheet on top, ironed over it (with a thin rag in between the iron and the wax), taped them around a pint-sized mason jar, popped in an Ikea tea candle (100 for $3!), and there you have it!

Clara has been obsessed with the dark, lately. Its dark when she wakes up –way too early– and its dark when she goes to bed after months of her not experiencing the dark anywhere besides her bed. So these were great fun to watch flickering during dinner last night!
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4 Responses to “Autumn Leaf Lanterns”


  1. 1 Chelsea October 11, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Perfect timing! Keller and I just picked up some beautiful leaves at his school today, and we were trying to decide what to do with them! Hoe fun!

  2. 2 Rick October 11, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    Autumn?? I haven’t experienced autumn yet this year. What’s it like?

  3. 4 Karen October 12, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    Those look great, will have to make something similar for Christmas, maybe holly or pointsettias?


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