Step 1: Collect and press an assortment of colorful leaves in a large book or flower press for at least one week. This will ensure that the leaves are totally flat and dry before you seal them in wax paper.
Step 2: Cut two rectangular pieces of wax paper. Place your leaf collection on top of one piece of the paper, leaving space in between.
Step 3: Lay out a dishcloth and place the first sheet of wax paper with your leaves on top. Place the second piece of wax paper over the leaves, sandwiching them between the two pieces.
Step 4: Set your iron on the lowest heat setting and allow it to heat up.
Step 5: Place the second dishcloth on top of your wax paper and gently iron the surface of the towel. Tip: Don’t let your iron touch bare wax paper! Always have a towel between the iron and the paper to prevent the wax from melting onto your iron and making a sticky mess.
Step 6: Once your leaves are sealed inside, cut them out, leaving about half an inch of wax paper around the edge. Use a hole punch and add a string to hang them in a window or from a wall. Or skip the hole punch and scatter them on different tables as fall decor!
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