There's a whole load of amazing ideas for using autumn leave for your home on Pinterest, and the other day I came across this Martha Stewart one posted on Facebook. This calls for bleached beeswax and a double boiler - not exactly everyday items in my home; I do however have a few burnt out candles. Here's how I did it:
Gather your supplies:
Making the Garland:
|1. Chop up the candle remains and melt in a bowl over saucepan of gently simmering water.|
|2. Once all the wax has melted, dip the leaves in one at a time, shaking off any excess wax. They dry within a few seconds enough to place them down, but you could hang them to dry using pegs if you want.|
|3. Once you have your waxed leaves, take a needle and thread and carefully string together to create a pretty autumnal garland.|
|4. Hang the garland and admire your handiwork!|
I also made a little wreath to hang at the window - the light shining through the leave looks amazing!
1. Make a circle with gardening wire, winding the wire around approximately 4 times to create gaps to poke things through (sorry, no pics of this bit).
2. Arrange the leaves around the wire frame, poking the stems through then securing with thread.
|3. Create a long loop of thread then hang from your window (or anywhere else!).|