Preserve Autumn Leaves with Beeswax. - The Magic Onions

Preserve Autumn Leaves with Beeswax.

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.


In preparation for Michaelmas,
Blessings and magic to you,
Donni

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Donni Webber is the mom behind the popular natural living Waldorf website and blog, The Magic Onions - where the magic of nature and the wonder of childhood collide to make each moment a precious gift. She is a photographer, writer, crafter, wife and mother of two inspiring young children. Her work has been featured in many popular publications, including HGTV, Better Homes and Gardens, Disney and Apartment Therapy.

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  1. Great! I was wanting to preserve some leaves this year. I have a crock that I use for my beeswax. I got it at a re-sale shop. When we need wax I plug it in and let it melt. Then when we are done. I unplug let it cool then store it away.

  2. we love doing this! our leaves have only just started to turn so we haven’t collected many just yet. hopefully with all the rain we are getting, we some color begin to emerge. happy autumn!!

  3. I love all of your beeswax crafts. Our leaves haven’t really started to turn yet. I cannot wait until they do. Thanks.

  4. The kids and I are so excited about trying this! Thanks for the tip on the plastic-bag lining of the bowl.

  5. The Autumn colours are so beautiful, I wondered what a good way to preserve the leaves would be!! Thank you.

    Have a wonderful week. xxx

  6. We’ve been waiting for our leaves to turn to try this as well. You’ve spurred me on! Yours look beautiful!

  7. love this! we are doing this on a craft night for my mom’s group! fun!
    I hope michaelmas brings you spirit and courage for the coming season!

  8. Beautiful! I’m so glad you shared this. i was just thinking the other day i wanted to do this but it slipped my mind.

  9. Your leaves are lovely! I so want to do this. I think I need to get a beeswax block soon.

    Thanks for all the inspirations!

    Amanda

  10. This is so pretty! Thank you, Donni! love, Beth

  11. I LOVE the ideas and photos on your blog! Thanks for the inspiration! I gave you an award at http://livingmontessorinow.com/2010/09/28/versatile-blogger-award-and-sunshine-award-to-happily-pass-on/

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