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Pressing Leaves with Weight - The Simplest Method to Preserve Fall Leaves
Pressing Fall Leaves

Pressing Fall Leaves

Photo: © Marie Iannotti (2007) licensed to About.com, Inc.

Presing leaves with a weight is the simplest method of saving fall leaves, but the leaves won’t last as long as preserved leaves will. Here's how to press leaves to use for the fall season.

  1. Choose leaves that are relatively flat and thin, with a low moisture content.

  2. Sandwich leaves between newspaper or waxed paper.

Then select some of your heaviest books and continue on with the next step...

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