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Plants, How to preserve large leaves for display?

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Plants, How to preserve large leaves for display?

Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: General
Expert:  Michael replied 4 months ago.

Scott,

As for how to preserve leaves for a display to show, some suggestions:

1. There are various methods but as for rules to follow for any type you choose:

A. Pick leaves that are overall flat and not curled

B. No spots or bumps and are overall smooth

C. Various shapes and colors work well and offer a good variance

D. Look for leaves that are dry and not too much moisture.

2. As for methods to preserve:

A. Two methods listed here as one uses Glycerin and the other uses wax paper

http://www.hometrainingtools.com/a/preserving-autumn-leaves

B. ***** ***** offers a video on how to preserve and place in a frame

http://www.marthastewart.com/922170/pressing-and-framing-leaves

Good luck with any of these methods as you should have a display to show for guests as well as yourself to enjoy. I hope that these suggestions are found helpful as please let me know of any additional questions/concerns you might have. Also if you could take a second to rate my assistance so that I know my help was found useful tonight.

Take care,
Michael