How to Make Leafy Table Mats


• Strong colored paper or poster board
• Self-adhesive plastic or double-sided adhesive tape
• Leaves and ferns


After collecting leaves and ferns, press them between newspaper inside a heavy book and leave for a week if possible. Remove the pressed leaves and arrange them on the colored paper which has been cut to table-mat size. Cut the clear adhesive plastic larger than the mats and carefully lay it, sticky side down, over the leaves. Press out all the air bubbles with the hands and smooth the plastic. Finally, trim the edges and the mats are ready to use. Wipe them clean with a damp cloth after meals.

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