Waxed autumn leaves

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Here’s an easy little project which Carter and I did together one afternoon last week…

Take a selection of autumn leaves, and some wax – I used bees wax which I had left over from other projects – but Im sure clear candle wax would work just fine.

Melt the wax and carefully dip in the leaves. Allow excess to drip off and set leaves on wax paper to dry (this is very quick).

Hang and enjoy :) These look lovely and smell gorgeous (as bees wax is apt to), Im not sure how well the wax will preserve the leaves – Ill keep you updated. Jxx

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10 thoughts on “Waxed autumn leaves

    Stocki said:
    May 20, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    What a lovely idea…I think they might preserve for a long time…don’t forget to let us know in a couple of years! Beautiful! Hugs, Jill x

    Alessandra said:
    May 20, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Clever idea!!!
    xxx Alessandra

    Brenda said:
    May 21, 2012 at 1:17 am

    Very mice idea. Thank you much.

    Joanne said:
    May 21, 2012 at 4:52 am

    They look beautiful hanging up with the light behind them. I bet they will last quite a while!

    Faith said:
    May 21, 2012 at 8:13 am

    What a lovely idea, and I bet they do smell nice too….

    dane said:
    May 21, 2012 at 11:32 am

    une bonne idée pour faire une déco de table superbe effet biz

    Dee said:
    May 25, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    this is so gorgeous! we have some bees wax for our hives so i’m going to do this with the kids while the leaves are so stunning.
    thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on my blog. it’s lovely to come by your space again too, it’s beautiful.

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    ali said:
    August 18, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    how did the leaves preserve?

      Janette responded:
      August 18, 2014 at 8:31 pm

      Yes very well, but I took them down and out them in a box which caused some to crack. J


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