Thursday, October 14, 2010

Leaves and a lantern

Another lovely autumn day here in the mountains. the leaves had us enthralled today, they are everywhere and the trees are slowly becoming bare.
We went to the park to gather leaves to make a lantern inspired by a post I saw over on 
Twig and Toadstool the other day, and while we were there Keenan happily played in the heaps of leaves that were everywhere. The wind made them dance around and it was indeed a blissful time. We also decided that it was time to make a kite and really get out and enjoy the wind, so that will happen this weekend. Yeahh, love autumn!
We gathered a nice collection of yellow and red leaves to use for our lantern
 Then applie a nice thick layer of Mod Podge and added the leaves then another thick layer of Mod Podge. This would have been easier had we taken the time to press the leaves first, it worked like this too though
 And this evening just before story time it really came to life. It gives off such a warm glowing light, perfect while the winds dances outside.
~a lovely and warm evening to you~


  1. Radiant! I love all the photos. My boys are loving all the leaves now, too.

  2. What a beautiful idea. The autumn leaves have all dried up here in Melbourne to make way for spring but I will definately remember this for next year :)

  3. Lovely! I saw that post as well over at T&T and have had my leaves pressing in anticipation!

    I really enjoy your blog. :)

  4. ooooh really pretty! such a pretty glow! happy fall!

  5. Your lantern look stunning! It's a great project to do even with little ones.

  6. What a creative craft!! It comes out so beautiful! <3

  7. This is gorgeous! I want to make one and might use if for a fall craft for children at our local park. Will you please tell me how the leaves are holding up? Are they getting brittle or turning brown? love, Beth

  8. Beth, the leaves are holding up beautifully, I would definitely recommend pressing the leaves before adding them to the lantern though. Mine are not staying flat because I added them straight from the trees.


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