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11/09/2011 02:47 pm ET Updated Oct 08, 2012

Craft Of The Day: Preserved Fall Leaves

Flickr Photo by abbybatchelder

Believe it or not, you can preserve fall leaves and keep their colors rich and fresh for weeks. These three methods, fully explained here, are the most common: drench the leaves in a glycerin-water solution, press them between wax paper, or microwave them and spray with a sealant. Once your leaves are preserved, you can use them to enrich a table setting (like in this photo), string them together to create a garland or frame them to make seasonal artwork.

And, be sure to check out our other great crafts in our Craft Of The Day slideshow below.

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