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As Chris mentioned a few weeks ago, mason jars have exploded (again?) onto the craft and DIY scenes. You can't look anywhere without seeing some crazy new use for them!
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When I was growing up I had a keen interest in the sciences.
The trickiest part of this is finding a nice design, it has to be fairly simple. Repeating patterns work well, squares, triangles, chevrons etc.
Thanks to a few recent online purchases, I had an enormous pile of long brown packing paper strips in my studio. I couldn’t bear to just recycle it; it seemed to have so much crafty potential.
We will be using sodium carbonate (not sodium bicarbonate) to loosen/separate the flesh from the leaf veins. which contain a decay-resistant chemical called lignin. Arm & Hammer has a brand called Super Washing Soda, which you can find at your local ACE hardware store. 1/2 Cup Sodium Carbonate, aka Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda 2 Cups Water 1 Cup Liquid Bleach for whitening (optional) 1 Metal Pan Fresh leaves that have a waxy appearance similar to Magnolia leaves Dried non waxy leaves.
I have a problem paying more money. than I think I should have to for anything.
Yes you can.
This is probably one of my favorite DIY Projects. It took me a little while to collect the paper rolls, but it was well worth it. Who knew paper rolls could turn into sweet wall art!!