Preserving Fall Leaves - Keeping the Color ~ Soak leaves in 1 part glycerin to 2 parts water for one full day; lay out to dry.  **UPDATE: Tried this, did *not* work.  Leaves do stay flexible but are somewhat sticky & deteriorated after a while. Have not found ANY method that truly preserves their color if they're exposed to any light at all.  #DIY

Keeping the Color

Preserving Fall Leaves - Keeping the Color ~ Soak leaves in 1 part glycerin to 2 parts water for one full day; lay out to dry. **UPDATE: Tried this, did *not* work. Leaves do stay flexible but are somewhat sticky & deteriorated after a while. Have not found ANY method that truly preserves their color if they're exposed to any light at all. #DIY

How to make DIY Clay Leaf Bowls from One Project Closer. Step by step easy tutorial. So pretty and class looking!

Diy clay leaf bowls

How to make DIY Clay Leaf Bowls from One Project Closer. Step by step easy tutorial. So pretty and class looking!

waxed leaves... Make sure your leaves are completely dry. Melt some beeswax in a double-boiler. You can use new wax or old candle stubs (optional - add a few drops of cinnamon oil).  When the wax is thoroughly melted, take the leaves by the stem and immerse them, one at a time, in the wax. Hold them over the pot to drip a bit, then lay them on waxed paper to dry.

waxed leaves... Make sure your leaves are completely dry. Melt some beeswax in a double-boiler. You can use new wax or old candle stubs (optional - add a few drops of cinnamon oil). When the wax is thoroughly melted, take the leaves by the stem and immerse them, one at a time, in the wax. Hold them over the pot to drip a bit, then lay them on waxed paper to dry.

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