Preserve the delicate structure of a four-leaf clover by covering the plant with a combination of borax and cornmeal in a shoebox. Let the clover sit for seven days, carefully remove it from the mixture, and store it in a dry area.Continue Reading
Fill a shoebox with equal parts of borax and cornmeal until the mixture is 1 inch deep. To prevent skin irritation, wear rubber or latex gloves when handling borax.
Trim the clover to your preferred size, if necessary. Remove unwanted portions of the plant before the preservation process.
Delicately place the clover into the shoebox. If preserving more than one four-leaf clover, set each clover at least 2 inches apart.
Carefully sprinkle the mixture over the clover until it is covered by a 1-inch layer of the mixture. Be careful to avoid wrinkling or folding the leaves during this process.
Place the shoebox on a shelf or in a cabinet, and leave it undisturbed for seven days.
Carefully remove the clover from the shoebox, and place it in a dry area. Remove excess borax and cornmeal from the clover with a soft-bristled brush.