once again, we spent the afternoon in the yard and N gathered all sorts of leaves, petals, and flowers… even if that meant picking them from our flowerbed.
we collected them in the bottom tray from a flower pot. (it was handy.)
we gathered up some supplies, which include old crayons, a veggie peeler (to shave the crayons with,) some wax paper, an iron, and a towel.
after i shaved some of the crayons, N arranged the flowers and other findings on the wax paper and sprinkled on the crayon shavings.
when we were finished arranging, it looked like this:
we put another piece of wax paper on top, then a dishtowel. i ironed it on the maximum setting, but nothing seemed to be happening. i’d recommend using a very thin towel or cloth napkin — or you can do what i did and risk ironing directly onto the top sheet of wax paper. (somehow this worked out okay…??!?) then voila — our spring collection preserved in a sun catching way!