If it's too early for Christmas decorations for you but you have the urge to do some festive decorating, try a wax dipped leaf banner! Gather a dozen or so colorful, freshly fallen leaves and press them for a few hours so they are nice and flat. Melt paraffin or bees wax over a double boiler or in a mini crock pot, making sure the wax never boils. Dip your leaves into the melted wax and lay them out to dry on wax paper. Once dried, use string, twine, or ribbon to create your banner. Pro-tip: hang your banner alongside a strand of lights so you get to see their beautiful colors glow in the evening. This simple, nature based craft with bring warmth and love to any space!