Monday, October 25, 2010

Leaf Waxing OR House Smokin'?

 It would seem that each year I forget...LOW heat....LOW LOW LOW...patience is a virtue that I really need to work on developing...
It smelled like burnt crayons...but at least it was warm enough to open the windows for a bit and air out!  Cool picture, eh?
 You'll need a large, deep skillet...a few chunks of paraffin wax (usually by the canning supplies at grocery), a stirring spoon...and a test leaf...notice this leaf has been cooked and shriveled on the end...yup, TOO HOT!
 When wax is barely warm...and leaves don't sizzle on contact...slowly dip into wax...
 lift up and allow to drip briefly....
 move to parchment paper to allow drying.   Then put them around your house for a festive touch!
NOW....we have a bowl FULL of acorns...the kids kind of got carried away with gathering a few...so...stay tuned...we'll come up with something cute to do with them!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I wonder if my grandma did this with my mom? Because my mom did this with me and I did this with you and... Remember us doing these for the tables at your dad's ordination council? Love, Mom D.

Nicole said...

What a great idea!! Um yeah, patience isn't my strong suit either! lol