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Sunday, October 25, 2015

Autumn Leaf Buntings

 These are just a few of the beautiful autumn leaves 2 of our grandchildren and I collected last week .
 Our daughter's two youngest children spent a few days & nights with us last week ( thank-you daughter ! ) and we had a special project to do together with autumn leaves.
 We gathered colorful fallen leaves and arranged them as desired on wax paper. Each grandchild was free to arrange the leaves any way they wished. Granddaughter chose her leaves ...

...then ironed the leaves between 2 sheets of wax paper.
Tah-dah ! Lovely, don't you think ?
 Grandson chose his leaves and did the same.
 Tah-dah !
 Both grandchildren arranged and crafted their bunting / banners by cutting the wax paper, arranging the leaves, and ironing the design by themselves.
 Beautiful autumn decorations hung by clothespins on twine. They took their autumn buntings home with the sugar cookies they baked . I must say, their handmade buntings look even better in the windows of their home and their mommy loves them ! ( the buntings and her children )
These two grandchildren also helped me with yard work and spent a lot of time helping their Grandpa with a very challenging jig-saw puzzle. Any day spent with these grandchildren is a very good day and we are so blessed. God is so good to us !

13 comments:

aspiritofsimplicity said...

they are so cute...the buntings and the children. I remember making these with my children.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What a fun project to do with the grands. They did a great job and the buntings look wonderful in the window like that. I bet they just love visiting you and helping you and your husband with different things.

Happy Fall to all of you ~ FlowerLady

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Do pass on to your grands how pretty the buntings are and that they brought great pleasure to my morning to see them. I love spending time with our grands too and when the 21 year old grandson asks if there's anything we'd like done around the house my heart swells with pride.

Pondside said...

The bunting is so pretty! I think my grandchildren would live to do this too!

Pondside said...

Love to do it!!!

Stella Jones said...

The buntings turned out really well didn't they and I love the looks on your grandchildren's faces. They are so proud of what they have done and rightly so. I would be too, if I had made the buntings so pretty. Pardon my ignorance but does the wax side go on the inside of each piece?

Karen said...

I love the way you displayed their artwork! Kaedyn and I will have to do this! Wow, your grandkids are growing tall!! So cute.

Bee Lady said...

I forgot all about doing that with the waxed paper and leaves. What fun! Love that they turned it into bunting. Would be a cute Thanksgiving decoration and we have a LOT of color right now! Thanks for the memory.

Cindy Bee

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Those are so pretty! I remember doing leaves with wax paper, with my mother back in the 60s...thank you for bringing that back to me!

Theresa said...

What a beautiful project with your little ones:) I know that they AND YOU enjoyed making memories together! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

De said...

I love the buntings. It's a perfect project to do with grandchildren. I will have to remember it for the next visit with our granddaughters.

Daisy said...

Those buntings are lovely. How wonderful to spend time with your grandchildren whether it is working on a craft, baking cookies, helping with chores, or working a jigsaw puzzle. Sounds like a fun day!

happywonderer.com said...

That looks like fun!