We waxed leaves today. I love having a stash of leaves preserved for our mantel at Thanksgiving. I save all my beeswax candle stubs throughout the year and then add them to a big juice can of wax. I also have an old pot that I use because it is inevitable that wax will get on it and in it. It's my own little double boiler system for wax.
Once the wax is hot, I move it to a table covered with newspapers and let the kids have at it. Some of the leaves were pressed, others were fresh.
Aren't they beautiful?