We went to a new favorite park today and discovered a tree still ablaze with color. The rest have either dropped their leaves or won't be losing them this winter but this particular tree was still showing off a bit. I couldn't stop staring at it so I finally went over and borrowed some of it's beauty to make a leaf crown. It was too big for the kids in the end so I claimed it for my own.
If you're lucky enough to still have some beauty in your trees, here's how to make your own: Gather a handful or two of leaves about the same size. Layer one on top of the other about 1/3 of the way higher and gently poke a hole with your nail near the center stem above a side vein and poke another hole below the side bein about 1/2" apart. Gently weave the stem of the top leaf down through the top hole and up through the bottom hole. Pull through gently. Repeat until you've got enough to fit around your head. Attach the ends in the same manner and enjoy your crown.
I hope it's beautiful wherever you are.