Thursday, October 20, 2011

Capture the Natural Beauty & Breathtaking Colors of Fall With An Autumn Bouquet of Roses: Created From Maple Leaves



It's a gorgeous weekend here in Dallas. I hope everyone is enjoying this kind of weather. It fills me with energy. My dear husband is off to Canton First Monday. I hope he does really well there. I would ask him to take photos for us all (me too); however, he never has time. And that's a good thing because it means that he is selling. For him, selling means more money to use to hunt and find more treasures to sell to hunt and find... well, you get the idea.

But back to the weather, the leaves are turning, the leaves are falling...

I loved these roses made from leaves! I made a bouquet and it was easy as can be. I used dental floss to tie them - no clue what kind of leaves I used. I think I mixed kinds. *laughing* I tucked my roses into a burlap bag/vase that I made by dipping a large square of burlap into Petal Porcelain, shaping it around a vase and letting it dry. The next morning that burlap had enough body to stand on it's own; all I needed to do was trim away the edges/corners. Remember Petal Porcelain? It was used to make huge bows out of fabric for baskets? Good product.

A step by step photo tutorial is available here.
Wouldn't leaf roses make a gorgeous swag , wreath, or pumpkin topiary?






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7 comments:

Kathleen Ellis said...

What a clever idea! How on earth did you find that site?! The creative genius of people never ceases to amaze me!
These would even be pretty done with large green leaves for summertime. :)

Susan said...

It's a good thing a picture is worth a thousand words...I only know one guy who speaks Russian and his English is pretty bad so....

Target has silk autumn leaves in their $1 section right now...seems I'll have to get some.

Donna Lynn said...

This are beautiful! What a great idea, it always amazes me when someone comes up with yet another great craft project that no one has ever thought of!

Thanks for your kind words on my blog post, I have not been on much blogging, life has been busy and fun! :)

Blessings,
Donna Lynn

Distressing Delilah said...

The flowers you have on your post are wayyyy cute!!! I love them!

Kim's Treasures said...

Those roses are awesome!

Country French Antiques said...

WOW, those are beautiful!!
Thanks for sharing!

sandra/tx said...

Wow, Devonia, I've never seen those before. Those are absolutely gorgeous!