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Making Wax Dipped Leaves

10/23/2019 By Taina Laraba

· Holidays,Tutorials,Home and Garden

Hello my dear friends. I hope that you've enjoyed all my Halloween posts in hopes to give you a Halloween this year that you'll treasure for many years.

Here I've been consolidating my time in thinking of wonderful Halloween posts to share with you, that I forgot all about the gorgeous color outside. All those pesky leaves I keep having to rake. But I do have a mission this year, I'm raking them into a pile to make scarecrows out of. I figure that whatever I don't use, there all right there in a neat little pile to put into recycling bags.

Isn't it sort of funny how we love driving down the streets looking at all the gorgeous color, the different shapes of the leaves and how their now combing the sidewalks with all their beauty, however when we look at the heaping piles at home - we tend to get sad!

I thought that it would be nice to bring in some of this beauty into our homes to enjoy throughout Thanksgiving and because these are wax, who knows - maybe they'll be just as good next year.

OK...we're off to making wax leaves...

Materials you'll need:

  • Fall leaves
  • Paraffin wax - you can find paraffin wax at most grocery stores in the canning section because it's used to melt and use to seal jelly and jam jars.
  • Mini crock pot

You will only need about half a small box for this project.

It takes about 30 minutes for the wax to completely melt in the crock pot. When the wax is melted you can dip the leaves.

Directions for you:

Step 1. Lay a piece of waxed paper on the counter where you are working and start dipping the leaves in the wax, being careful not to touch the hot wax with your fingers.

Also do this with branches with leaves for decorating.

Step 2. Lay the leaves on the waxed paper to dry. The leaves will dry in a minute or less.

Step 3. You can dip the leaves in the wax more than once, however, the more wax you put on the leaves, the more you will be able to see the wax on them.

Step 4. One or two coats should be fine. Make sure to dip the stems too, it will help keep them from breaking.

Look how beautiful these are. Different shapes and sizes and the gorgeous autumn colors we love.

Are you thinking what I'm thinking? What can I do with these now? How about a wreath?

Know don't get me wrong - I think this wreath is beautiful with all the aged brown leaves used to create it, but what about using real colorful leaves with bits of browns.

Now that you've made some fall leaves dipped in wax and meant to last a while, why not decorate with them.

Make a simple garland

Gather some around candles

Gather a bunch in a vase. Add some water for a realistic look.

Hang a few in your windows

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