I had an inquiry about the Waxed leaves that I used on the 2004 table. I just dipped them in paraffin wax. It brings out the color and makes them last a bit longer. you need to let it cool between dips. the more you dip, the more cloudy the finish gets. Which works great for more of a frosty Christmas look as seen above. I only dipped twice to keep the colors bright for the Thanksgiving table.