Let's make beeswax leaf ornaments. - The Magic Onions

Let’s make beeswax leaf ornaments.

How excited I was to find a little silicone leaf mold at a garage sale the other day… I think it’s for chocolates but, of course, all I could see was beeswax!

Here are the beeswax leaf ornaments we made today… aren’t they darling?


First, we melted our beeswax in a homemade baine-marie (if you want to find out how to safely melt beeswax, please have a look at my other beeswax posts)


Then, we poured the melted wax into the leaf molds…


The wonderful thing about using a silicone mold is that, as you can see, you don’t have to be perfect!


When the wax had cooled slightly, I inserted a skewer into the leaf, making a hole in the wax for the hanging ribbon.


When they are fully set, pop the leaves out of the molds, string them on ribbons and hang them in a special place in your home.


Ours are hanging from our chandelier and the warmth from the lights warms the beeswax, sending it’s sweet aroma around the room… hmmmmm, it’s wonderful!

Blessings and magic,
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. I love the photo of the beeswax leaves hanging from your chandelier, they look perfect! I can almost smell there wonderful aroma. Have a beautiful day. xx

  2. So pretty! :)

  3. Those are very beautiful. I have some leaf molds that I made soap with. Now to get the beeswax. Thanks for sharing this. I never would have thought of it.

  4. Oh my, so beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing.

  5. Those are just adorable. Now to score some silicon molds and get the beeswax.

  6. as we were dipping our leaves this weekend, something that we do each autumn, i thought about how i would like to get a leaf mold to pour some ornaments! what a great score! they are lovely. ;)

  7. A skewer–great idea! I pour crayon wax into my silicon molds. I’m going to have to see if a skewer will turn those into ornaments, too.

  8. I love it! I never would have thought to check out the chocolate molds.

  9. Wow, chocolate molds, what a great idea!
    We just harvested our honey yesterday so in about a week when the honey has dripped off the wax, and once we use the double boiler to melt it down…we will have our own WAX. I am really excited! This is our first year having bees.

  10. These are lovely! I’ll have to try this with my girls. thanks for sharing!
    Have a great day!
    Blessings,
    Jill

  11. great idea! i love your blog so much! thank you for sharing all these amazing projects….much love, d.

  12. Lovely! These are gorgeous,simple and beautiful..always an inspiration visiting here!
    Victoria~

  13. Beautiful!!!

  14. Love this idea!! I am going to make some spring themed ones today, off to the shop to buy some silicone moulds!

  15. What a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing :)

  16. I love these, ill be on the look out for similar moulds!

  17. Beautiful. They would look lovely over a Thanksgiving table.

  18. I love great finds! What a neat Idea.

  19. How beautiful! Now I NEED to go find just the right silicone moulds!

  20. These are just lovely :) Beautiful.

  21. I just really need a block of beeswax so I can start to copy some of the 70 billion-y amazing things you do.

  22. beautiful ! I will be dipping more beeswax candles next week and may just pour some for autumn decorations. I have a similar mold and may also get a head start on Christmas by pouring some for my old fashioned German wax molds

  23. Beautiful. And I bet they smell GREAT!!

  24. Just catching up! Brilliant! I am amazed at how lovely these look and I just bet they do smell wonderful.

    We had so much fun with your seed cake project recently. I love how they get firm enough to use on the indoor tree! And now these! Definitely making some.

    Thank you for sharing projects that make my holidays richer.

  25. Anonymous says:

    Lovely. Do you happen to remember where you picked up that leaf mold?

  26. Hellooo! I found your wonderful site and wanted just wanted to say thank you for all the posts! Can you add essential oils – eg, lavender – to the beeswax?

    Keep crafting
    regards
    Peta

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