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How to Preserve Leaves for Fall Crafting

Fall is definitely one of my favorite times of the year… I absolutely love to go for walks and observe how Mother Nature is changing our surroundings. Fall is also a perfect season to gather those free crafting materials…. all those pinecones, acorns, gourds, chestnuts  and of course leaves. They are just beautiful !! All those colors from bright red or yellow are just perfect to craft with. Problem is that leaves are super fragile when they are dry and they actually change its color to brown. Leaves wrinkle all around as soon as they lay on the ground for some time. Have you ever wonder why leaves change color ? How to preserve them in their natural glory ?

I found a super clear explanation on line for that

“The chlorophyll breaks down, the green color disappears, and the yellow to orange colors become visible and give the leaves part of their fall splendor. At the same time other chemical changes may occur, which form additional colors through the development of red anthocyanin pigments.”

Have you ever tried to preserve those beautiful colors before? Back in Poland my Mom taught me a cool trick that you can do with them to preserve those bright colors.  Have you ever tried to preserve falling leaves for crafting? 

I know there are so many ways to do it that I would love to find out from Today I like to share with you our way.

I was soo excited to gather some of those bright color leaves with berries on my last walk so I can craft with them

Learn how to preserve your fall leaves for crafting in one easy process. Fall crafting with leaves. Fall craft

Supplies needed to preserve leaves