I couldn't resist sharing the nature-inspired leaf banner my family and I created for Thanksgiving day!
.: Simple materials were used to create this nature-inspired seasonal banner :.
Materials used in creating this nature-inspired banner include:
Pressed leaves, Finger knit cord, Beeswax, Sharpie Paint Pen, Hot glue.
.:With a sharpie paint pen the words 'Give Thanks' are written on pressed leaves:.
We chose colorful autumn leaves that were pressed earlier in the homemade leaf press to create the banner. With a paint marker we carefully inscribed each letter that would compose the message on the leaves...
.: Each leaf was dipped into beeswax to create a beautiful scent as well to preserve the leaves :.
We decided to use this banner for Thanksgiving day and wrote the words "Give Thanks."
.: In a double-boiler we began warming the beeswax that our leaves were dipped into :.
When the lettering of the leaves was complete, we placed a block of beeswax into a double boiler until the entire house was filled with the sweet scent of honey. Now it was time to dip the leaves!
In addition to preserving this banner for Thanksgiving celebrations in the future, I also chose to dip each leaf to infuse our day with an unforgettable natural scent!
.: Our oldest cat found a cozy place to nap while the kitten enjoyed a knitting lesson! :.
.: Completed finger-knit cording for the seasonal leaf banner :.
With a dot of hot glue we secured each leaf to the (back) of the finger knit cording so that it would not show through on the front of the banner.
I wish you warm memories while you create with your family this holiday season!