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Waxed Roses

Great idea for Valentine's Day - or Mother's Day.

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
Toothpicks
Clothespins and cord

Instructions

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.

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