How to preserve leaves at home, use in crafts or picture framing.
To Preserve Leaves:
Place the leaves in a pan and cover them with dry, hot sand. Allow this to cool. Remove the leaves and smooth them with a hot iron. Dip them in colorless varnish and let them dry.
To Make Novelties from Leaves:
Paint large leaves with aluminum or bronze paint. Dip them into a clear plastic paint to set them firmly.
Photo Credit: Scott M. Liddell