So here's my take on her idea:
I picked out good fallen leaf colored crayons.
I sharpened them into shavings onto a sheet of wax paper.
I think I used 6 entire crayons onto a sheet that was 12x18ish. I will warn you, that is way too many crayons for that size paper! Less is more when it comes to the crayons. Just a sprinkling will do. Trust me and the wax that is now in my kitchen tile's grout.
I put another sheet of wax paper on top of the first sheet covered with the crayon shavings. I protected my ironing board with a brown grocery bag, and with my iron on the lowest setting, I ironed the crayon shaving sandwich.
Move quickly, because it only takes the tiniest bit of heat to melt the crayons into a pool of wax. I think even the sheet of wax looks pretty in an abstract art kind of way.
After everything cooled, I took fall leaf cookie cutters I have and traced them onto the sheet of wax.
I cut the leaves out with scissors. I tried an Exacto knife at first, but the scissors worked just fine and were much faster.
I took a 1/8 inch hole punch and made a hole in each leaf. Then I took brown embroidery floss and looped it through each hole. In Martha's example she used white floss for her hearts, so that's why I chose a coordinating floss myself. I think the next time I do this, though, I'll probably use clear thread instead.
I used my rotary mat as a guide to make sure the floss would position the leaves how I wanted them in the window.
I then looped the floss over a dowel and rested it on the ledge of the window.
I loved this project and I think I'll be doing it for every holiday from here on out. Good thing I stocked up when Target had 25 cent Crayolas!
ps. You can find a link to this post at Kimba's and at Cheri's.