leaf wax wreaths

Dip Leaves

Step1

Gather fall leaves at their peak.

Step2

Choose fresh-looking leaves with no blemishes. Leaves should not be brittle.

Step3

Place in an old book with a weight on top for a few hours to press leaves flat.

Step4

Melt 1 pound beeswax in a double boiler, oven, or solar oven. Do not let wax get too hot.

Step5

Hold leaf by stem and dip into melted wax. Dip quickly so as not to damage leaf.

Step6

Hang leaf by stem on a line with a clothespin until dry.

Step7

Wire a florist stick to stem for a longer stem to stick into an arrangement.

 
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LOOKS FUN DOESNT IT !! 

 
 

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dreamwalker
    Oct 22, 2008 @ 19:43:12

    This looks absolutely lovely  … thanks for sharing… xxx Hugs Dreamwalker

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  2. Rosemary
    Oct 26, 2008 @ 14:23:35

     
     
    Enjoyed your Blog. I am finally backi inthe land of the living
     
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    Luv R

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  3. Kimmy
    Oct 29, 2008 @ 21:10:23

    What a beautiful way to preserve Autumn’s colors. How long will this last? Thx for stopping in! I’ve been bad at visiting lately but I’m trying.

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