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How to preserve leaves

Overview of different methods to preserve leaves


  • Pressing Leaves - between two sheets of newspaper and heavy books
  • Laminating Leaves - dry leaves and laminate
  • Glycerine Bath Leaves - soak in a water & gylcerine solution for 3-5 days
  • Clear Glue Leaves - paint with glue and let dry
  • Waxed tipped leaves - melt down wax and dip the leaves, hang to dry or place on baking paper
  • Wax Paper Ironed Leaves - get waxed paper, place of leaves, add a tea towel and iron


Each of these methods yields different results. It is worth exploring and experimenting to see which method suits you best!