I am always fascinated by the leaves changing colors in autumn.Specially the Ahorn leaves.I hate this season because of the rain and wind,in the mean time I love to see the golden colors of the leaves.Every year I make some thing nice with these beautiful Ahorn leaves.Unfortunately I do not have step by step pictures to upload in this site.Now that I came to know this site I decided to publish what I make this year.I am so happy that it turned out very well and gives a nice atmosphere and a romantic feeling in our living area, where I spend a lot of time in the evenings.On a cold windy night I switch off all the lights and have only this glow on while watching the television.
Step 1: Supplies
A long Vase
Cellotape -not in picture
Brown and green wire tapes
Autumn Ahorn leaves in shaded colours
Metal Wire (option)
Step 2: Gather Twigs
I gathered these twigs some times back before the rainy season.
Step 3: Collect leaves
Now it is already rainy season and end of november, it was hard to find the beautiful golden colored leaves.The leaves had all fallen off the tree,they were wet.damaged and dry. Some how I managed to gather the last few golden colored leaves.
Step 4: Separate
Back home I cleaned them up and separated in to different colors ,so that it is easy to choose the desired color leaf when I make the flowers.
Step 5: Assemble
Choose the desired medium size leaf that you want it to be in the middle of the flower,fold inwards the right side facing upwad as shown in picture one.
Picture two and three shows that it is folded from all sides.On the fourth picture you will see that I have rolled the folded leaf to make a tiny bud.Following the rest of the pictures you will see that leaves are folded and added to the bud.
Step 6: Shading
If you want a lighter shade ,then fold inwards the wrong side facing upwads. Then you see the bud is in lighter color.