Create custom stamps using your own garden plants.
Use fresh leaves from your garden plants to customize your own stationary, gift tags or homemade cards. Pick a leaf with a good, airy pattern, i.e. Astilbe, Fern, Japanese Maple, etc. Position your leaf on textured paper and cover with a paper towel. (For best results, do not use copier paper.) Gently tap the leaf with a hammer until the chlorophyll shows through the paper towel. The leaf’s pigment should be on your paper. Peel away the paper towel and leaf, then set aside to air dry. Different leaves will provide different colors and patterns. Try a variety and see which ones you like best.