Fall is finally here! Though some of us might not be ready for the cooler temperatures just yet, we can't help but fall in love with the gorgeous leaves taking over Quebec. They are such a sight to be seen. And Mr. Alain Audet knows just how to capture them on camera.
Back to the tutorial. What exactly will you need in order to make a single rose from autumn tree leaves?
- Patience. It does take a little time and practice to get these just right, but we think the result is worth it.
- 10 – 20 leaves (with stems) of different sizes and colors. Maples of nearly any variety work well. As do most birch and aspen leaves.
- A rubber band.
- Ribbon and Scissors (optional).
Let's get started!
We'll start with the smallest leaf. This will create the centre of the rose. Holding it upright, so the stem points down, fold the tip of the leaf top back, then roll the roll it into a little cylinder.
Gradually working your way up in size, add “petals” in the following way:
MAPLES: With the prettier of the two sides of your leaf facing away from you, fold the top and sides inwards, creating a rounded petal shape. Gently wrap your new petal around the rose.
BIRCH & ASPEN: Simply fold the top of the leaf backward with the prettier side facing toward you.
Continue rotating the rose flower a quarter of a turn as each you add each new "petal".
When you’re satisfied with the shape and look of your rose, add a large accent leaf or two around the back. Secure everything together with a rubber band.
After making a few roses, join them together to form a beautiful, autumn leaf bouquet, just like this. Throw them in a beautiful vase, or perhaps glue them to a wreath for the fall season. As they dry, they will shrivel a bit, but the colors will get darker and more intense.
See the video below! If you tried this DIY and enjoyed it, be sure to tag us! @kissnaturals