Preserving Leaves

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How can I preserve maple leaves for decorating?

Preserving Leaves

All leaves can be preserved and dried by pressing.

It is important to note that leaves do not require a great deal of pressure. Too much pressure will crush them. The best method for preserving leaves is to place them between sheets of newspaper and place them under a rug or mattress for up to two weeks.

You should always check leaves for moisture before placing them under pressure. Water spots will leave ugly brown marks on the leaves.



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