While Marianna was shadowing at next year's school, Rebecca and I had another go at gathering and dipping leaves. This time we used beeswax (instead of candle scraps), with beautiful results. The leaves smelled better, of course, and their color has held up reasonably well. They are fading and browning, but more slowly than our first batch.
Becca and I sewed a few garlands, too.
Can you see the other end of Becca's thread taped to the door handle?
One garland drapes between the kitchen and family room.
Two more hang from the school room and kitchen chandeliers.
By the way, these are the ten-days-old leaves. They were stunning a week ago!