I have been wanting to try dipping leaves in wax to preserve them for a couple of years but never quite got around to doing it. When we were in Upstate NY last weekend, we finally did. It was a fun and easy project! First, we took a nice long walk to gather some pretty leaves.
Forrest came along and rested in the leaves for a bit. It was his 9th birthday on this day!
Then, we came home and melted some parafin wax in an old pot. I bought the wax at Michaels and melted it on the stovetop over a pot of boiling water. It didn't take long for the wax to melt. Maybe 5 minutes.
We dipped the leaves and let them drip over the pot of wax before allowing them to dry on some waxed paper. We hung them in a window with fishing line.
They looked so pretty with the light shining in.
This was a fun & easy project that the whole family ended up enjoying!