How can I preserve and used fresh leaves from trees not autumn leaves

I traveled out west and picked some interesting leaves from the state trees of the states I visited. How can I preserve them and use them in a craft
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  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Jun 06, 2017
    You're going to have such a cool display when you're finished-
    I'd love to see how it comes out!

  • Shoshana Shoshana on Jun 06, 2017
    I love this idea! Leaves are my favorite type of craft

  • Paula Bourque Paula Bourque on Jun 06, 2017
    As children we used to iron leaves between two sheets of wax paper. :-)

  • C. D. Scallan C. D. Scallan on Jun 15, 2017
    I did what Paula did and then framed them in a large picture frame . It would be cute if you placed a scrapbook label next to the leaf with the name of the tree and which state you visited when you obtained it.

  • Cindy Cindy on Jun 16, 2017
    Place the leaf between two sheets of wax paper and then iron it. You could then cut the leaf out and mount it in a picture frame. Or make a shadow box and put a couple leaves in it. You could glue the map of the state inside the box too. This would preserve your leaves (and memories) for a long time to come. Hope this helps.

  • Tam13317878 Tam13317878 on Jun 16, 2017
    When I was a little girl, we would press the leaf between wax paper then run an iron over the top pice to seal. This kept leaf intact and color also kept