I took the leaves we gathered and decided to include them in my Thanksgivng dinner. No, we're not eating leaves for dinner, but we will be using them as dish place-cards on the buffet.
I spray painted the leaves gold and when they dried, I wrote the name of each dish I'll be preparing for our family dinner. A can of metallic spary paint cost about $5.00 and a permanent sharpie marker is perfect for writing on the leaves. Be sure to have fun with it. You can spray the entire leaf or just partially cover it.
Safety note: Wear gloves. Make sure that you spray leaves in a ventilated area. The smell can make you ill. I did mine in my inner patio which is properly ventilated. I love adding a special touch to my decor and this was simple and inexpensive.
Be creative, be safe, go leaf hunting, have fun and embrace your journey.
Happy Thanksgiving 🍁