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Create Fall Memories: How To Make Pressed Leaves

How to make Pressed Leaves #FallFun31

One of my fondest memories growing up was scouting the yard to find the most beautiful and unique leaves from the maple tree out back. I would collect as many cool leaves as I could find from the leaf piles and bring them inside so that my mom and I could create pressed leaves. It’s something I wish I could have done with my boys because creating memories like that are priceless.

Do you have any fall memories from when you were young?

How To Make Pressed Leaves
How to make pressed leaves #FallFun31 The Tools

Here is what you need:

Autumn Leaves (of different shapes, sizes, and colors)

Waxed Paper (two large sheets about the same size)



Pressing Fall Leaves Instructions #FallFun31


  1. Place your leaves on a sheet of waxed paper. Be sure to include random colors and shapes and leave enough room between leaves.
  2. Place the second sheet of waxed paper over your leaves.
  3. Cover with a towel.
  4. Iron the towel while carefully checking to see that the waxed paper is melting together, but not burning.
  5. Share your masterpiece with the world.

Put it in your favorite frame for fun fall decor!

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  1. I remember doing this with my mom when I was a kid!

  2. I loved doing these with the kids and now with grandkids. We sometimes added shavings of crayons for more color

  3. Very cool. I have never seen this before. Love all the beautiful leaf colors!

  4. Your parents were fun. Do u remember me?

  5. I mean chrissy i think we were friends when we were younger