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

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