Hanging Leaves

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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 mono-filament keep them from falling a second time. Tools and Materials Colorful leaves Bleached beeswax Double boiler Monofilament Clothespins

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Hanging leaves
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How to Make them?

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. Color the leaves if you want, but let the color dry before you dip it in the melted wax.

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How to Make them?
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How to Make them?

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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How to Make them?
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