Ask a QuestionHere are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community or ask a new question.
I need info on preserving mistletoe and magnolia leaves for making wreaths and other Christmas items.
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.
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 was told to dip them in future floor wax.
Did any of the suggestions work? I am trying to preserve fresh mistletoe now myself and found you had already tried.
I was told by a lot of people to dip the base of them in glycerin.
I recently lost my mother December 13th she was in the hospital before Thanksgiving so I didn't get to spend Thanksgiving with her for Christmas cuz she passed Before Christmas a few days ago sitting out on my front porch at my mom's house talking to my sister about hi Mom a big Branch fell from one of the tallest trees for Mom's front yard it happened to be a mistletoe it was still bright green and fresh I think of it as a sign for my mom sending a thousand kisses from heaven I want to keep this how can I preserve it she's somebody let me know someone suggested I cut pieces off and store them in the freezer??? Does anybody know if that will work what can I do I want to keep this forever it was the biggest piece of mistletoe it was a huge branch
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.
By Agnes B
Go To MarthaStewart.com or FaveCrafts.com They Both Have Everything you need to know! Have Fun Crafting & Happy Holidays! : )
I would like to know how to preserve mistletoe.
By whit from Anniston, AL