Hometalk :: How to Clean and Dry Acorns for DecoratingMy kids collected tons of acorns for me to use in our fall DIY decorations. I soaked them in water and then baked them on low for an hour to dry them (and kill any bugs).
I love this idea but I also treasure finding "skeleton leaves" naturally. DIY Translucent Leaves: Let leaves soak in Arm and Hammer Washing Soda for a few days, then take a brush and lightly brush off the.) And you have Translucent leaves