How incredibly perfect is this leaf? Sigh. I love autumn.
I took along my trusty companion (who was not at all pleased with being tied to the fence) and with basket and camera in hand filled my pail full of gorgeous maple leaves.
For this project, you will want to collect supple fresh leaves and leave the tainted ones behind. The fresher your leaves, the easier the craft will be. Also be sure to collect leaves in varying sizes and colors.
Once you have your basket of leaves, you will gather your other supplies of thread, beading wire, and perhaps lotion to preserve your leaves longer. If you have glycerin at home, that would work best. I didn’t, so I used this luscious spiced chestnut lotion. Yum!
Next, open up this Russian link at Lobzik and follow her fantastic tutorial. No worries if the page doesn’t translate for you. Her pics are so fabulous and step-by-step, you won’t need any words. Start with your smaller leaves and keep adding larger leaves until you have the sized rose you want.
Once your leaf roses are done, make a wreath, a bouquet, place cards, fill a jar, etc. Have fun with your leaf flowers and go crazy with them!
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