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.
Step 7: Arrange
I arranged the twigs in my vase,and then attached the buds and flowers on the twigs with cello tape.You can also tape them to gether and then attach it to the twigs.See step 8
The green and yellow flowers are made in a different way.Only the middle of the flowers are folded and the rest of the leaves I just let them be as it is and taped them at the bottom before attaching with the twigs.
These golden Autumn flowers looks amazing in my living room.
I placed the vase in a corner near the plug point.
Step 11: Taping
I bought this decorative wire with 10 tiny bulbs at a flee market for €1. Since it is a blue wire I taped the wire with brown tape so that it will be the same color as the twigs.The holder of the bulbs I taped it with green.
Step 12: Display in Different Views
I passed the decorative lights through the twigs and plugged it on.Wow it looks amazing.
Thank you fo taking time to see my project,and if you think it is good enough please caste your stars and votes for me.