When my girls were just little things they loved to go out into the garden in autumn and catch the leaves falling from the trees. One day when Miss C was about 7, she came inside with a leaf that looked to me like it had been around for more than one autumn. She wanted to keep this special leaf so this is what we did.
We found an inexpensive raw timber photo frame and painted it blue. Then I drew on the leaf design in black pen and we painted green inside the leaf shapes. We cut out green paper to the size of the frame to use as a backing for the leaf. The leaf was then carefully placed on top of the paper and enclosed in the glassed frame. And there you have it, an autumn leaf to remind us of happy leaf collecting days from many years ago.