I can’t believe tomorrow is Thanksgiving!! I’ve got to get busy in the kitchen putting things together for various dishes like a turkey veggie tray, cranberry jello salad, green bean casserole, and mini pumpkin pies. But, I wanted to share one last project that would be perfect for Thanksgiving!
Fall Leaves Placemats
The fall weather was so perfect when we were in Nebraska! And, there were still so many gorgeous trees & leaves around!
– put down some newspaper (to avoid getting Mod Podge all over the table)
– Arrange the leaves on the card stock as you like. I had mine hang off the paper just a bit. - coat each leaf in Mod Podge on both the front and back. I ended up just coating the whole paper and everything. - Let that dry & move on to the next paper. I made 10! Like I said, we collected a lot of leaves!
– Once the pages are dry (it took about half the day), they will have a really cool texture–almost plastic-like. In fact, you could probably just leave it at that. However, I was worried about the leaves holding up over time. And, I was worried that they might stain if stuff was spilled on them. So, we covered them in contact paper.
– Just cut out sheets of contact paper, and sandwich the mod-podged placemats between the pages. - Just note though, that there will likely be some bubbling around the leaves since they are raised slightly. I was a little disappointed with that, but I’m not sure that it’s avoidable. Any other ideas or suggestions?
Either way, I think they’ll be a nice addition to our Thanksgiving table and a special way to remember our fall fun in Nebraska!I like the way the leaves peak out around the plates! Are there any fun ways that you’ve preserved fall leaves?