Made from the same cornhusks used for tamales, our fall foliage is food-safe as well as pretty. If desired, tint a few leaves with food coloring.
- Download leaf templates. Print, and cut out.
- Trace templates onto cornhusks; cut out.
- In bowls, tint hot water with food coloring, mixing colors to produce fall-like shades of gold, red, and orange.
- Submerge cornhusk leaves until desired shades are reached (colors will be lighter when leaves are dry). Let dry between 2 paper towels, weighted to flatten. Iron on low heat with steam to stiffen.
- Maple- and oak-leaf templates
- Tamale cornhusks (mexgrocer.com)
- Food coloring (optional)
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