How to Press and Preserve Fall Leaves
Learn how to press and preserve fall leaves in minutes with the Microfleur Microwave Flower Press.
September is here and in the north, the leaves have already started to change. This brings a beautiful array of colour that blankets the the trees. The Microfleur Max is the perfect tool for preserving all this color which can then be used in crafts, art, DIY projects, etc.
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Pick the best looking leaves from the trees. Place them in the Microfleur at the center of all the layers. Then close up the Microfleur and put the clips in place. Put it in your microwave for about 10-15 seconds (drying times vary depending on the strength of your microwave). The leaves will have a papery feel when finished.
Once pressed, the leaves can be used in a project or craft right away or can be stored in an airtight bag.
For more ease of use or added protection when storing your pressed leaves, applying a coat of Mod Podge (such as Mod Podge Waterbase Sealer, Glue (16-Ounce) CS11302 Matte Finish) to each side. This makes them less brittle which allows you to easily punch designs in them or handle them for other uses and projects.