Autumn Windows

My husband made a comment the other day how it was still Easter in some parts of our house… ahem… it seems that this window decoration has been there since April.

So Kaya and I got to work.
I couldn’t take any pictures of the actual process, because it wasn’t really a toddler-friendly activity, but fun nonetheless.

We grated some wax crayons with a cheese grater, and arranged the tiny shavings randomly inside a laminator pouch.
These things are sharp – so it would really make more sense to do this with an older child – but Kaya had fun moving the shavings around and arranging them ever which way.

Then I put the laminator pouch onto the ironing board and covered it with a tea towel, and then ironed the whole thing on a low setting until everything stuck together nicely. Kaya’s job was to check everything now and then, with pauses to let the pouch cool down first – which required patience. Now there was another challenge for this little one!

Then we cut out circles and attached them to our windows with blu tack.

With the autumn colours we used, they remind me of leaves turning and falling – so we are a bit ahead of the trees outside, but I am sure they will soon catch up and match our window decorations!





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12 Responses to Autumn Windows

  1. Tracey says:

    Those are so pretty! I don’t get the beautiful changing of the fall colors here in the deep south so these would be wonderful to hang on the windows. Thanks, I know what the wee one and I are doing this afternoon [when the temps are in the 90’s outside 🙂 ].xx

  2. Anushka says:

    lovely! i think you have a beautiful view too.

  3. Carla says:

    I love these! Simple, modern, beautiful!

  4. emily says:

    so sweet and beautiful! We have done something similar in the past with wax paper and an iron…I think tomorrow Atticus and I might do this activity, thanks for the reminder!

  5. Rachel says:

    So pretty! What a great idea.
    We need some decorations to replace our…er…Valentine’s Day decorations…Hearts aren’t just for February though, right??

  6. sewinator says:

    What a great idea! My granddaughter is 8 years old (she and my daughter live with us). I think I will do this with her this weekend with wax paper. She is grounded from T.V. for the weekend because she didn’t complete her homework on Wednesday. This will be a fun distraction from her boredom! (We still have our July 4th decorations up, so we’re not “as” far behind as others, but we could use a cute replacement!) Also, here in California (near San Francisco) we don’t get many fall colors. This is a great way to decorate the house! Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. niasunset says:

    Lovely colours, seems so nice, dear Svenna, Thanks and Love, nia

  8. Oh I really like this idea! Just found your etsy shop through The Green Parent and then your blog from there….what a lovely discovery!

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