waxed leaves... Make sure your leaves are completely dry. Melt some beeswax in a double-boiler. You can use new wax or old candle stubs (optional - add a few drops of cinnamon oil). When the wax is thoroughly melted, take the leaves by the stem and immerse them, one at a time, in the wax. Hold them over the pot to drip a bit, then lay them on waxed paper to dry.
Here is what you need: ~a doily ~Stiffy fabric stiffener or liquid starch ~a bowl to form the shape ~wax paper That's it! Then follow these steps: ~Soak the doily completely with Stiffy or starch ~Gently squeeze out any excess ~Cover the bowl with wax paper ~Shape the doily around the bowl If the doily is full, you can gently crimp the edges for a ruffled effect. Then just let dry and remove!!