Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Waxed Leaves

 If you are wondering why I've been MIA, here's why:
A freak snowstorm hit Connecticut Saturday night.  We still have leaves on the trees, (it was only October)! and the weight of the snow knocked the trees down onto power lines. I am writing this post from the library in a neighboring town since our town has NO power and there is no end in sight.

Fall is still my favorite season here in New England and it always seems to come and go too quickly for me. I wrote this post right before the storm, so I decided to share it with you.

I wanted to hold on to some of the beauty of fall—colored leaves. I’ve seen this idea on Pinterest and decided to try it myself. 
First I gathered leaves from our yard and let them dry indoors for 24 hours.
Next, I found some used candles and put them in an old pot over low heat to melt. 
After the candles melted, I dipped each leaf into the warm wax and let it dry on parchment paper.  
I found that after they dried, I could “double-dip” for a thicker coating of wax.
I can’t wait to incorporate them into my Thanksgiving table decor!

This post was linked to Todays Creative Blog , Creative Jewish Mom and
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