Pressing leaves

Pressing leaves between paper sheets and placing a book and a box of weights is a good method to dry out leaves. This way they will stay flat and keep their colours. The equipment you’ll need is:

  • Leaves
  • Paper sheets
  • A book
  • Box of weights (100g)


  • Insert the leaves in the paper sheets folded in two
  • Stack the paper sheets with the leaves inside
  • Place the book on top of the stacked paper sheets
  • Finally, place the box of weights on top of the book