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« on: November 11, 2005 03:38:17 PM »

I have a yard full of leaves and I don't want to throw them out/burn them.  Is there anything cool to do with that many leaves?  Any ideas would be appreciated
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« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2005 03:40:25 PM »

I've seen them imbedded in candles before.

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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2005 03:44:17 PM »

decopauge them onto journals......

put a single leaf in a frame and hang them up for classy artwork.

jump in them?

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« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2005 04:07:39 PM »

Make a leaf sculpture?
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« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2005 04:46:27 PM »

Bring the leafy outside...inside!

Make some autumnal door hangings like those retro bead ones. Get some fishing wire or redish thread and attach them intermitantly along it. Make several of these and attach to a piece of dowel and place on top of your door frame. The you get to walk through falling leaves inside as well as outside!

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« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2005 04:24:00 AM »

Maybe make paper if thats possible, or incorporate them into paper mache?

Put small ones in resin?
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« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2005 07:11:33 AM »

thanks guys!  I really like the idea of making something three dimensional out of them, I think maybe if I mix them with the wall paper paste I use for paper mache I bet I could make some cool stuff out of them.. wasn't even thinking in that direction, thanks!
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« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2005 06:44:31 AM »

You got some cute ideas for useing some of them.  For the rest, compost them.  The simplest method is to just rake them into a big pile in a corner of your yard and let them decay on their own.  I prefer to use a bin, it speeds the process along.  Then you have nice rich compost to use in your garden spots.
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