Roses from maple leaves.
Original post about this manual in my LJ is rttv.livejournal.com/127398.html
It's easy to do, just take a walk through the park in the fall and grab some maple leaves along the way!
For three roses you will need 9 leaves, plus some green leave for decorating the bouquet.
Fold the leaves in half one by one.
Roll up the folded leaf.
The first layer of one rose is done and should look like this. You can add more layers for bigger buds.
Roll a second layer over the first.
Now roll a third layer to your rose.
This is what a three layer rose should look like.
Tie a string around the base of the bud. The natural leaf steam will work as a rose steam if it's not too dry.
9 leaves make these 3 beautiful roses.
You can add three green leaves for a more secorative bouquet.
A beautiful fall bouquet is ready to go as a gift or holiday decoation.