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Project

Hanging Leaves

When dipped in wax, colorful leaves can be preserved through this season and beyond. We clustered a group to suspend in a window -- perfect for greeting visitors. Stands of monofilament keep them from falling a second time.

Materials

  • Colorful leaves
  • Bleached beeswax
  • Double boiler
  • Monofilament
  • Clothespins

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Slowly melt bleached beeswax over a double boiler; never allow wax to boil. Dip leaves in wax one at a time, holding by stem. gently shake off excess wax.

  2. Step 2

    Hang leaves on clothespins to dry. Some may be dipped again, depending on desired look; let dry between coatings. Hang finished leaves from lengths of monofilament.

Reviews (3)

  • 8 Nov, 2013

    Beautiful results, very esay to do and amusing and funny for children !
    many thanks for that, we will decorate house and an autumn disguise as well! fond of it now!

  • 20 Oct, 2013

    Very easy to do and it gives beautiful results, even with somewhat too dry leaves; the wax and the heat soften them up a bit and the colors come out bright. Use a deep pan so that you can give them a good shake as you lift them from the wax.

  • 13 Oct, 2013

    Easy as pie once you get the materials together. Good to have fresh leaves. Don't bother pressing or drying them - unnecessary. Try for the brightest leaves possible because the hot wax mutes the colors & darkens them somewhat.
    Fun & doable w/ kids.