1. Get a heavy, large book.
2. Use parchment paper between the pages and the leaves. This not only protects your book but also helps absorb some of the water that comes out while you are basically dehydrating your leaves.
3. Let them sit in the books for a couple of weeks until flat and dry.
The leaves can then be painted with some glue and glitter. I chose Martha Stewart glitter. This stuff is a great to have on hand for all those Christmas and Holiday crafts.
Then, hang them up with string or ribbon.
We decided it would be nice to start writing things we're grateful for on our slim chalkboard wall in our kitchen. The kids usually use this wall to draw on and practice writing their letters.
Writing out my blessings always helps me keep things in perspective. What does your family do to gear up for Thanksgiving?