|For my mother-in-law who misses the colours of the maple leaves in fall|
This year though the bounty was laid to dry and then sprayed with DMP - Dried Material Preservative - to preserve the lovely colours, protect the leaves against UV rays and make them more pliable.
Once sprayed I layered them in paper and popped them into heavy books for 2 - 3 weeks.
Frames were bought at the dollar store. Picture mats and acid free paper from a craft store.
|These frames were purchased for approximately $5 each|
|A single peacock orchid bloom from my flower bed|
A packet of silica gel, to keep moisture at bay, some aluminum foil and tape to seal it all together and I had several Christmas presents to give away. A gift from my garden with love.