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.

Hanging Leaves

Source: Martha Stewart

materials

  • Colorful leaves

  • Bleached beeswax

  • Double boiler

  • Monofilament

  • Clothespins

steps

  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. 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.

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