Monday, October 25, 2010

Waxed Leaves Autumn Garland

The fall colors have finally arrived in Arkansas!
I've been wanting to do waxed leaves for quite a long time now, and I finally got around to it today.
Its a wonderful way to preserve the beauty of Fall.

Really Easy.

Gather your leaves

Dip them in melted beeswax.
I use a double boiler to melt my wax. In the bottom where the water is, I added cloves, cinnamon sticks, and some nutmeg to fill the house with a wonderful Autumn aroma while I worked.
Shake the leaves a bit to get the excess wax off.
They dry very fast

So pretty!
You can decorate with them in lots of different ways!

I made an Autumn Leaf Garland with mine.
Simply use a needle and thread to sew through the stems of the leaves.
String them up and enjoy the warmth AND smell (the beeswax smells delicious)

Our (very photogenic) fake family....Just bought the frame today.
I really really love the way the leaves just warm up the whole area. So homey!

I also made this which I just love in our Seasonal Nook by the door.  

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1 comment:

  1. Wow, this is so lovely! What a great way to preserve fall colours. We would love it if you linked this post to the Outdoor Play Party this week


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