When I was little, I loved saving pretty Fall leaves and using them in crafts. Of course, they only last so long before they dry up and turn brown. However, this genius tutorial by Kelly at Little Wonders Days shows how you can make leaves last for at least another season (maybe even longer). Now, you can display your leaves, use them in art, or even use them as décor (maybe for a wedding?) without worrying about them lasting. Check it out here:
We mixed one bottle of glycerin (found in the pharmacy department) with two parts water. We made a fresh cut in the leaf stem and then soaked them in the solution for 3 days. They are just as beautiful and soft as the day the kids collected them.