Preserving autumn leaves allows you to use their beautiful colors in crafts all year long. Even if you already have a go-to method for preserving leaves, check out these other options–you might discover a way that will work even better for a particular project, or you might find a new favorite preservation method altogether.
Pressing leaves is the easiest, most user-friendly method of preservation, although it does take some time. Sure, you can press leaves and flowers between the pages of any heavy book, but a handmade leaf press opens up the options to customize your press to fit your life–you can make a tiny leaf press to fit in your backpack, a giant leaf press just for sycamore leaves, or a different leaf press for every person in your family, if that’s what you’re feeling.
[Image by Curly Birds, used with attribution]