Pressed Leaf Star Garland

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Quick, Quick, run outside and gather some of those large sycamore leaves off the ground! They make the loveliest pressed stars for stringing!

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You Need:
*large sycamore leaves in various colors
*star cookie cutter
*scissors
*pen (I found that a Sharpie fine tip works the best)
*thread and needle for stringing
*book for pressing

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Steps:

  1. Place the star cutter on a smooth space on the leaf.
  2. Trace the star with a pen.
  3. Cut the star from the leaf carefully.
  4. Press the stars in a heavy book for at least 60 hours to prevent stars from curling.  *Important!*
  5. Thread the stars together with string to make a star garland.
  6. The stars would be very pretty dipped in beeswax as well.

 

Curiosities-

Why do leaves change color? My previous post (link here) explains what happens.

 

Curiously,|
Fauna

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