Nothing says autumn like freshly fallen leaves, making them the perfect decoration for a seasonal table. This paper cone is made from a photocopy of leaves, and is a neat way to serve treats at a fall dinner party or, say, at Thanksgiving. Fill with breadsticks or other treats and put one at each place setting.
MATERIALS + TOOLS + Leaves + Printer paper + Double-sided tape + Colour printer/photocopier + Coloured paper + Spray adhesive (or other glue) + Scissors
1. Arrange several leaves on a piece of bond paper, attaching with double-sided tape. The leaves should be freshly fallen; no crunchy, brittle ones, as they need to have enough moisture left in them so that they won’t crack. When attaching to the paper, keep the leaves inside the edges of the paper and fill all gaps.
2. Photocopy (or scan and print), the sheet of leaves.
3. Glue the printout to the back of the coloured paper. I used spray adhesive but you could also use white glue or glue stick.
4. Once dry, cut out around the leaf arrangement. Cut the bottom straight across, and the bottom half of one side straight (this makes the next step easier).
5. Roll into a cone with the leaf-shaped edge overlapping the straight edge. Secure closed with double-sided tape or glue. Your cone is now ready to fill with goodies.