Carry your love of butterflies into the fall this year! Here is a simple, pretty idea for decorating your home for autumn while still including the beautiful butterfly.
Collect your favorite color turned leaves from the yard. I can't ever decide between red or orange! Press between the pages of a heavy book for two weeks. Use a small strip of plain paper for base. With a skewer, apply glue to tip of a leaf; secure to base for a bottom wing. Working from bottom to top, glue remaining leaves, which should overlap slightly, to base. Glue two leaf stems to the top of a thin leaf for antennae. Glue thin leaf vertically to white base for the butterfly's body. A mat border and frame give a finished look while protecting the leaves.
(photo and how-to from marthastewart.com)