As I was walking in our historic village, admiring the beautiful Fall Foliage, I remembered how much fun we had as kids, ironing Fall leaves, hoping to preserve their beauty. We used to pick our favorite ones, place the leaves between 2 pieces of wax paper ...and then iron them until the wax melted. Of course, it probably also melted to the bottom of the iron and all over the ironing board cover!
If I remember correctly, we attempted to dry the leaves with paper towel first.. (kids today would probably dry them in the microwave)...then we placed them in-between two sheets of waxed paper, waxy side against the leaves. We ironed them for a minute or so, until the leaves were coated with wax. ..then peeled off the paper and admired the end results.
"You don't have to spend a lot of money to have a good time"..When Autumn Leaves Start to Fall.