Preserving Fall Leaves

This week got away from me, but I wanted to share this lovely fall post from my mom. These preserved fall leaves make such a pretty center piece. Here is how to preserve fall leaves:

Glycerine Preserved Fall LeavesToday was such a beautiful day that we went for a walk and collected leaves.  I like to use leaves in a vase on my table, but like to preserve them so they will last longer. 

Fall LeavesYou will need a small bottle of Glycerin (available at drug stores), hot water, leaves, and a vase. 

SuppliesIt is best to do this soon after picking leaves.  Just mix equal parts glycerin and hot water and stick the stems in the mixture.  I like to use a opaque vase so the mixture doesn’t show.  I have kept these leaves for over a month. 

Thanks for the post mom! I especially love the preserved maple leaves. I can recall many years when preserved leaves graced our Thanksgiving table. I hope everyone has a nice weekend.

Do you have any favorite fall traditions? If so, I’d love it if you’d share in the comments!

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