It’s either a love or hate relationship with leaves; but you can make friends with them by using them. Collecting beautiful leaves to iron between two pieces of wax paper for placemats is always a blast, but now; there’s so much more you can do with colorful autumn leaves, besides making mulch or making compost.
Most gardeners know that leaves are a garden’s best friend in the winter, because leaves are nature’s way of making mulch, and it’s free; but you can use leaves to make everything from Christmas decorations to designer candles to leaf masks.
Here in the Philadelphia and Northeast Regions, it’s time to collect the fall foliage at its peak color that is falling to the ground. From Martha Stewart Studios and gardeners and crafters everywhere, check out all the things you can do with that beautiful fall foliage in your backyard.
Stuff a scarecrow with leaves
You can also add apple or maple leaves to the bb for extra flavor, add one to a greeting card, and even string them on the Christmas tree with cranberries for garland. Leave a comment if you have an idea for decorating with leaves.
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