Contact paper is always FUN and I decided to preserve some Fall leaves with it and ended up creating a garland! I think it turned out pretty! It makes such a whimsical Fall decoration! Before putting the leaves on contact paper, I pressed them in books to flatten them out for a few days.
When the leaves were flattened, I placed our leaves on the sticky side of the contact paper and then put another sticky sheet on top. C is still fascinated with the "stickiness" of this paper! Maybe I should have her just explore a sheet fro sensory sticky play?
Then, after sticking the two sheets together with the leaves between, I cut around the leaves, leaving an edge around them.
Then, I punched two hole through the bottom part of all the leaves. They kind of look like ghost leaves!
Next, I strung the leaves with yarn. You could use a pretty ribbon too. I'm sure there are other ways this garland could be spruced up? What do you think? This garland looks really pretty against a window with the light shining through the leaves!!!
We've used contact paper quite a bit with many projects! Check them out if you never have:
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What are your favorite projects to do with contact paper?