Mini-Tutorials Waxed Leaves and Tagboard Banner
Bought a sheet orange tagboard and a fresh thick nib black felt pen.
Then I walked back down the street and picked up 50 unbruised Maple Leaves.
Back home. Got out ironing board, wax paper/scissors. Press/hot ironed leaves between the folded wax paper (about 15 seconds) , let them cool down for a 20 seconds, gently, handling by stems, removed and stacked the leaves. Repeated (using fresh wax paper each time) until all the leaves were waxed.
Used the leaves for table color at Birthday Party.
Cut out a pattern for triangle. Traced on tag board. Cut out enough for H A P P Y 9 0 th. Measures 4 inches from tip of triangle for bottom of letters and 2 inches from top (used pencil to mark). Free-handed each blocked letter lightly with pencil and then outlined and coloured in with felt pen. Folded top edge over, used a ruler to get a sharp bend and a pencil length to rub firmly over the fold to make a crisp fold line. Strung thick twine across kitchen. Used colourful metal clips to hold letters in place. Spaced and moved around the twine until the letters HAPPY 90th looked right.
Moved twine banner and strung it across windows in living room.
Quick, reusable. Easy to put up and take down.
|at Grandpa's 90th|
And now, a treat just for my pleasure - two cast iron crows, pecking away in a field of
... waxed maple leaves ....
I think these birds will be around for a long time, peeking in to many vignettes over the years.
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