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Let's preserve Autumn leaves with Beeswax.

Natural Kids: Let's preserve Autumn leaves with Beeswax.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Let's preserve Autumn leaves with Beeswax.

Hi, this is Donni from The Magic Onions. When we go for our daily walks, we always take a basket for our special finds. Lately, it has been all kinds and colors of Autumn leaves.


Today, we preserved our favorites, dipping them in melted beeswax. Aren't they beautiful...


To preserve leaves in beeswax, you will need;
*Beeswax (buy online or at craft stores. I carry these beeswax blocks in my shop, Fairyfolk)
* Collected Leaves with stems
* A bowl
* A plastic bag.


Put the plastic bag inside the bowl. you will pour the melted beeswax into the plastic lined bowl. The plastic will prevent your bowl from being ruined by the wax. When you are finished, all you do is let the leftover wax in the plastic bag cool. When it is cold, it comes away from the plastic easily and can be reused for another beeswax craft.


Melt the beeswax using a homemade bain-marie and pour the melted wax in to the plastic lined bowl.


Hold each leaf by it's stem and carefully dip it into the beeswax. Submerge each leaf fully.


Lay the wax coated leaves on waxpaper to cool.

Voila! You have beautifully preserved your Autumn leaves to enjoy long after the trees outside are bare and the snow is like a blanket of white across the lawn.


Visit The Magic Onions for more crafts to do with your children.
To see my felted acorns and needle felted toys, visit my Etsy shop Fairyfolk.
Blessings and magic to you,
Donni

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2 Comments:

Blogger Vilt à la Kim said...

What a great autumn craft!!! I really love it and I am very lucky to have bought a bar of beeswax at a local fair last month:)
When Mine is gone I'll come and order at your shop Fairyfolk!!

October 5, 2010 at 1:42 PM  
Blogger kat (kats in the belfry) said...

how pretty! i'll have to show this one to thehobbit.

October 13, 2010 at 1:51 PM  

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