My grandmother Dorothy made thousands of homemade greeting cards from pressed leaves and flowers. Encyclopedias stacked against the walls of her craft room were crammed full of drying leaves and petals. Decades ago, she taught me. And I have taught my children. Hannah has just produced her first cards, inspired by her great-grandmother.
The process is simple: glue pressed leaves to wax paper, cover with tissue, apply more diluted white glue. When dry, place the cards one at a time in a paper bag and iron to set the wax. Then cut and send. I provide more detailed instructions in the chapter Shirley and Lucille in my memoir Rabbit Lane.
Here are some photos of the process. Give it a try yourself!
Roger is the author of Rabbit Lane: Memoir of a Country Road. The book tells the true life story of an obscure farm road and its power to transform the human spirit. The book is available in print and for Kindle at Amazon. See Rabbit Lane reviewed in Words and Pictures.