Pretty wax paper for autumn treats

After making the fall leaves the other day, my mind has been spinning with possibilities and ideas.  Why didn't I ever realize wax paper had so much potential?

Here is another idea I came up with to make fall cookies and other treats extra special and festive.  (Somehow it also seems vaguely familiar, but I couldn't find it anywhere...if this is your idea, tell me!) 

Target had these little fall punches in the $1 Spot, so I snatched one up and punched a whole bunch of leaf confetti out of scrapbook paper.

I sprinkled it over a sheet of wax paper.  I'd recommend using double sided scrapbook paper because flipping over all the white leaves was a pain.

And then I covered it all with another sheet of wax paper.  With my iron on the lowest setting, I ran over my wax paper sandwich.   I let it cool and trimmed the uneven edges.

That's it!  Now hostess gifts and treats have a special little touch.  This is another project I'm going to re-use and re-use each holiday.  Wouldn't it also be cute as wrapping paper over a plain box?

The resident hand model at it again.

And in keeping with the fall spirit, we're also making applesauce for dinner. 

Do you have one of these?  They rock!  My helper and I peeled a 5 pound bag of apples in just a few minutes!


  1. What a cute idea!!

    I have on of those, but have never used it!

  2. Tell me, do you like your apple peeler?
    It looks like it's pretty each to use. Those cute little hands are very busy.

  3. Be sure to come by tonight around 9pm (Eastern time) for the announcement so you don't miss out. I promise-it good-really really good.
    Its So Very Cheri

  4. That's cool and good to know. I figured the crayons worked cause they melted to make the sides stick, but if that works with plain paper, that opens up a lot more ideas.. thanks for sharing!

  5. Cheryl! I love that. I will have to try that. I think I have a leaf punch, but if not I guess I'll have to run to Target...such hard times :) Thanks for sharing.

  6. Cooooool idea! And I wish I had that thingy for my apples----yum!


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