Incorporate leaves into your family’s Thanksgiving celebration (or any other meal) by creating homemade placemats for your guests.
- wax paper
- kitchen towel
- construction paper
- Choose some beautiful, unblemished leaves and arrange them in a
pattern on a piece of wax paper that is about 8½ by 11 inches in
- Cover with another piece of wax paper that is the same size and
iron the pieces together under a thin towel.
- Once you have a tight seal on the outer edges of the wax paper,
cut strips of construction paper or seasonal wrapping paper to
decorate the four edges of your placemats and secure with
- Proudly display your table "linens" for the big Thanksgiving
Caitlin Murray Giles is a full-time mother of three and part-time freelance writer living in Wicker Park.
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