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.
- Prepare the preservation mixture
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
Trim the clover to your preferred size, if necessary. Remove unwanted portions of the plant before the preservation process.
- Place into the shoebox
Delicately place the clover into the shoebox. If preserving more than one four-leaf clover, set each clover at least 2 inches apart.
- Cover the clover
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.
- Store the shoebox
Place the shoebox on a shelf or in a cabinet, and leave it undisturbed for seven days.
- Remove the clover
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.