How amazing is it to see the green leaves change into a rainbow of reds, yellows & oranges? It’s a big reason why I have not yet abandoned my part of the country for a place where two feet of snow is not considered a “light dusting”. In my state kids only get snow days when the drifts reach the roof. Otherwise, wrap your kindergarteners up until they look like the Sta-Puft Marshmallow Man and roll them out to the bus stop ’cause a little weather never hurt anybody! But I digress. Right now it is early October, one of the most gorgeous times of year and I have decided to pay homage to Mother Nature by showing you how to dress up your Cupcaketree with her little works of art. Leaves!
The supply gathering part of this project is like, the best ever. I picked my little girls up from school last week and took them to our favorite park where we wandered through the woods with our baskets collecting and comparing leaves. I happen to know most of the species of leaves ’cause I’m cool like that but it’s not necessary for your crafting. It was fun to rattle off the names to the girls when they held them up for me to see though…Maple! Oak! Sycamore!…they’re still little enough that they think leaf identification skills are awesome. Man, I am not looking forward to puberty when all of my nerd knowledge is sure to be deemed LAME.
Anyway, you should just pick up the most beautiful and colorful fallen leaves you come across, adding [...]