37 responses to “make leaf rubbing plates”

  1. Katherine

    What fun! I have been idly wanting but avoiding buying a set of rubbing plates, this is such a better idea. I don’t have a laminating machine, I just use sticky laminating paper, but I’m sure that would work too.


    THX 4 D GREAT IDEA !!!!!!

  3. Amanda (Crunchy Christian Mom)

    Well, now, I have to get a laminator! LOL.

  4. Louise

    love this idea
    Thankyou Fauna

  5. Freya

    This is a very cool idea. I may have to purchase a laminator during tax season.

  6. Jane Rowley

    So love your blog its such a joy to read your posts!!! I wish I could live by you and get together for afternoon chats over herbal tea : ) I so enjoyed this idea hmm maybe thats what I should get for Christmas is one of those machines : ) The leaves turned out looking so nice!!!

  7. jane

    love this! happy weekend lisa!

  8. underthebigbluesky

    i was teetering on the edge of a laminator. this is helping the cause.

    i love this idea. i cracked open a large cookbook the other day and found leaves th girls and i pressed in there two years ago and forgot about in the move!

    how fun!

  9. Alisha

    That is an awesome idea! We’re doing botany this year so that would be great for us, and #3 could do this too! I think I’ll try some with contact paper…. too bad all we have around are mesquite leaves and oak leaves. I may actually have to GO somewhere to pick up more leaves. 😉

  10. Tara @ TheOrganicSister

    I’m always so impressed with the things you can create. Any ideas how to make something cool out of all these pine needles in our neighborhood? 😉

  11. Hip Mountain Mama

    Very very cool!!!

  12. kyndale

    Hi Lisa, We found the most beautiful and large oak leaves yesterday and I am going to do this. We don’t have a laminator but we have to go to the office store today :) By the way, we made your tortilla soup last night! It was so easy and good. The whole family gobbled it up! Thanks for the recipe. It will be a staple around here. xo Kyndale

  13. Mel

    Okay…so I’m pretty sure I’m sold on the laminator….too cool!!

  14. Tammie

    these are gorgeous!

  15. Sara

    The laminated leaves are so pretty! Good luck in the polls…..I voted for you the other day!
    love, sara

  16. Shady Lady

    Now this is cool! What is the thickness of the laminating sheets you use?

  17. Earth Mama

    I have a gremlin brewing at my house. Hopefully I will post about it soonish. Maybe your laminator needs a get well gremlin.

  18. pennie

    this is super great…now if only i can remember it for a time down the road:)

  19. Robin

    the oak leaf looks so very big! This is a great idea!!!

  20. sarah in the woods

    Fun! I bet I can do this with contact paper too.

  21. Jacque B.

    I have been looking into purchasing a laminator. What kind do you have and are you happy with it?

  22. Joy

    Very cool! Good luck with the votes! I’ve been keeping an eye out since voting, and you’re still in the lead. 😉

  23. renee @ FIMBY

    Cool, makes me wish I had a laminator.

  24. dongdong

    I just voted for you. I sure hope you win! :)

  25. pink and green mama MaryLea

    I miss my laminator!!! I used to do this in my classroom, I had a huge set of laminated leaves that I used with my first graders as reference for their printmaking projects, and as examples to draw/paint with my 2-4th graders. I loved the way they would hold up for so many kids handling them and the rubbing plate is a bonus! : )

    and… BTW… a binder ring is just about my second favorite thing (other than a laminator!)

  26. Jessica

    Do laminated leafs turn brown or will they retain their color?