Roses From Maple Leafs.

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Introduction: Roses From Maple Leafs.

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!

Step 1:

For three roses you will need 9 leaves, plus some green leave for decorating the bouquet.

Step 2:

Fold the leaves in half one by one.

Step 3:

Roll up the folded leaf.

Step 4:

The first layer of one rose is done and should look like this. You can add more layers for bigger buds.

Step 5:

Roll a second layer over the first.

Step 6:

Now roll a third layer to your rose.

Step 7:

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.

Step 8:

9 leaves make these 3 beautiful roses.

Step 9:

You can add three green leaves for a more secorative bouquet.

Step 10:

A beautiful fall bouquet is ready to go as a gift or holiday decoation.

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    10 Discussions

    When I was at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire I made some similar
    roses using a similar technique, and gave them to some friends and my
    sister. Instead of string, I used stripped stems to hold the roses
    together. I was lucky in that there was more than one species of maple
    tree available and they provided variation in leaf colors and sizes,
    enabling me to mix and match my blossoms. Next year I'm going to give
    your technique a try. Thanks for the Instructable.

    What an awesome, simple idea!  Nicely done.