Preserving Mistletoe and Magnolia Leaves for Christmas Wreaths

I need info on preserving mistletoe and magnolia leaves for making wreaths and other Christmas items.

September 14, 20040 found this helpful

I'm not sure if it will work with Mistletoe and Mangolia leaves, but it's probably worth a try: I use to know a lady that preserved eucolyptus branches for swags by cutting fresh ends and then soaking the ends in either glycerine or anti-freeze for a few days.

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October 5, 20040 found this helpful

I am not sure this will work, but I have bought cat litter and used it on leaves and small flowers. It dries them out and they are pretty. Just cut them lay in a tray, cover with litter, and then layer again if needed until you have amount you want done. I have also read in my MICROWAVE INSTRUCTION BOOK, it can be done in it, but never tried it.....I want to preserve red, peppers I have harvested from my garden, so I am gonna try the cat litter method......Good luck tmelton (at) wayxcable (dot) com

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November 21, 20040 found this helpful

i was told to dip them in future floor wax.

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February 6, 20080 found this helpful

Did any of the suggestions work? I am trying to preserve fresh mistletoe now myself and found you had already tried.

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December 14, 20080 found this helpful

I was told by a lot of people to dip the base of them in glycerin.

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I am making a large magnolia leaf wreath. Is there a spray sealant I can use to put on the leaves to keep them from turning brown? The wreath will be hung up high in the church's sanctuary all through Advent.

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November 30, 20110 found this helpful

Go To or They Both Have Everything you need to know! Have Fun Crafting & Happy Holidays! : )

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