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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Pressed-Leaf Butterflies

From: Martha Stewart Living

Make lovely winged creatures from vivid autumn leaves. Collect just-fallen leaves, and press between the pages of a heavy book for two weeks. Use a small strip of plain paper for base. With a skewer, apply glue to tip of a leaf; secure to base for a bottom wing. Working from bottom to top, glue remaining leaves, which should overlap slightly, to base. Glue two leaf stems to the top of a thin leaf for antennae. Glue thin leaf vertically to white base for the butterfly's body. A mat border and frame give a finished look while protecting the leaves.

Happy Crafting!

1 comment:

rmgales said...

Those are beautiful. I love fall, because of the color of the trees. I would love to have one of these.