by Craftbits (Shellie Wilson)
Dip your roses into wax and make a one of a kind statement.
What you need
2 Blocks of paraffin wax
Used tin can
Clothespins and cord
Start by chilling the flowers in a fridge for about 1 hour.
Half fill the saucepan with water and bring to the boil, place the can into the water and fill with chunks of the wax. Lower the heat to a simmer.
Gently melt down the wax stirring constantly.
Take a rose and dip it into the wax, if your stem is short use some tongs to dip it in.
Use a spoon to spoon the wax into any hard to fill areas.
Use the wax to cover the stem and leaves.
Dry the roses by pegging them to a clothes line or by rigging one up using cord.
Catch the drips on newspaper to prevent making a mess.
Allow the roses to dry for up to 1 hour.
Then arrange them in a vase.
Make sure you keep these in a cool place or the wax will melt.
You can use other flowers for this project too.