I love my plain luminarias very much.
But change is good too, is it not?
(you wouldn't believe how many tiny maple leaves I have from yesterday's post)
I've tried all kinds of different methods of adhering these puppies. And the one that, I think, gives the best results involves melting them ever so gently with the tip of a very low temperature iron (like so low that on the scale, it's below the first number). I just hold the leaf in place with the thumb of my left hand, while I maneuver the iron with my right.
I'm not gonna lie. You will get wax on it. You probably will want to use a separate iron (hopefully found cheap at a yard sale?) devoted to crafts for this project. (Heh hem, this is definitely a case of do as I say, not as I do. I just keep wiping the iron clean with a spare rag. Jeff hasn't complained that his shirts are covered in wax yet.)
Also the plants with the little leaves are really tedious to get stuck down.
(plants, left to right: sweet woodruff, catgrass, purple vetch)
(this guy in the front is maidenhair fern)
But despite all those cons, I think the results are pretty fun.