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Friday, September 21, 2012

Fall Fun Friday!

Who doesn't love Fall - the crisp air, pumpkins, cornstalks...but mostly....FALL means

LEAVES

They are God's way of adding a bit of glory to the waning warmth of Summer and welcoming the cold, restful winter months.  They come in such an array of colors....and each one, as it dances on the breeze to land softly to earth, has it's own special look.  I know as a child, my brother, sis and I would collect the prettiest and give them to our Nana, who placed them in her glass top coffee table to admire.  Driving around our area during the Fall, one can find simply breath-taking beauty.

Why not build some memories by preserving some lovely leaves.  It's quick and easy and they will last for a long time.  A fun project to do with the kiddos, as long as you supervise, as there is hot wax involved.

Here's all you need to have a little Fall fun

colorful leaves collected from your yard
paraffin wax
waxed paper
newspaper

OKAY...let's get started

First melt some ordinary household paraffin  wax in a disposal foil pan....you can do this in your oven on low.  Be sure to place the pan on a sturdy cookie sheet, so that when you remove it from the oven, it will not tip and spill hot wax all over.



Once your wax is melted, hold your leaves by the stem and carefully dip them into the melted wax, swishing around a bit to completely cover the leaf.

Lay your leaf on waxed paper (with newspaper underneath the waxed paper) and let the waxed leaves harden.

Now for the fun part.... You can put them in a big glass bowl,  tie them up with string to form a garland, or scatter them around your tabletop centerpiece.  They are beautiful and a perfectly simple (and almost free) autumn decoration.

Pictures and tutorial courtesy of Memories on Clover Lane

Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!
I'm off to stuff bodies and work on orders.

This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad!

7 comments:

  1. OMGoodness. Mom never heard of doing this. Wow, what a wonderful idea, thank you for sharing.

    Happy Autumn.

    Hugs,
    Prudence ♥ (the bear, giggle)

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  2. What a great tutorial, thanks for sharing! Have a blessed day!
    Kim

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  3. just love these, they look like they are falling through the window glass!

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  4. What a lovely idea Wendy....thank you for sharing

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  5. *FUN -I love them scarcely draped across the sunlight ;0) TFS Wendy!

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  6. WONDERFUL!! Wish we had those kind of REAL fall leaves! Great and easy way to preserve!
    }}Hugs{{
    Vicky

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