Thursday, 11 October 2012

Preserve the beautiful autumn leaves

I love autumn (fall, if you prefer...). There is something about the weather, the colours and the freshness of the air that fascinates me. In Brazil you can hardly tell the difference between the seasons, but in the UK you can. I love seeing the piles of golden colour leaves covering the grass in the park and the trees with lots of different shades of orange, yellow and red.

Preserve the beautiful autumn leaves using beeswax
Photos by MarthaStewart.com

This technique posted in MarthaStewart.com shows us how to preserve leaves simply by dipping them in beeswax. Martha uses bleached beeswax, the fairly white one (in Amazon - The Wax Factory - you can buy 2x 1oz bars for £1.65).

Melt the wax in a double boiler or use the same process we did for melting chocolate on Dark Chocolate and Coconut Bonbons post, which is resting a bowl on top of a sauce pan with hot water. Be careful not to let the wax boil by any chance.

Holding by the stem, dip the leaves one at a time. Be careful not to make the coat too thick (remember that, should you wish, you can always repeat the process to achieve a different look). Hang them by the stem again until they're fully dry. For more details, visit the original post.


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