While the leaves are still falling and are fresh on the ground, why not gather some up and preserve their colors for a little while longer?
It is easy to do and just requires an iron and some wax paper.
I have been doing this for years but had forgotten about doing it this year until I went out in my front yard and started finding pretty colored leaves.
This is the perfect way to preserve their color and use them indoors for decorating. It is amazing how long the leaves stay fresh looking. I like to scatter them around like they have fallen from the sky, or make a thin cardboard wreath form and glue the leaves on it for an instant wreath.
Cover it all with another piece of wax paper.
Set your iron on cotton with steam and iron over each leaf till the wax paper sticks a little. Turn it over and do the other side. The heat from the iron fills the air with that smokey leaf smell.
Peel the top layer off and there you have it...waxed leaves!
Do you see the shiny layer of wax on the leaves? That will preserve them until you are ready to decorate for the holidays!
AnnMarie : - )
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