Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Maple-Leaf Roses


I like walking on the Internet, I learned there useful things, such as: how to grow vegetables, how to knit a hat, how to make compost, which fertilizers are useful, how to make fast the dough and so on. Once I learned how to make flowers using dry maple leaves and I especially loved the maple leaf roses for an autumn wreath.
Last weeks colored maple leaves were falling down the ground, all the paths in my garden are covered with them. I picked the most beautiful red green yellow leaves, and began to make a rose.



I want to tell you how I did it. I folded in half and tightly rolled first maple leaf. The second leaf also has to be folded in half and rolled around the first leaf. So I continued to fold and roll more leaves.


I did 10 maple leaves to have a big enough rose. I forgot to say that each rolled leaf should be secured with a thread and then you need to cut shorter the leaf stems.


I've put the first rose in a cup and started to make the second one because it was a lot of maple leaves on the table. The second rose got a bit redder than the first one. I decided that I would have a big autumn wreath and I needed more roses therefore I've made the third rose.



Then I took a brush and a bit of vegetable oil and painted my maple leaf roses to longer store them. I think to use some dry leaves, dried rowan berries, sedum and my roses making a wreath.


Have you ever made autumn wreath with dry leaves, berries and maple leaf roses? What more could be added to a wreath? 
I'm sure one can try similar leaves if there are no maple leaves.

52 comments:

  1. Oh my, these are beautiful. I have 3+ acres covered in leaves so I'll head out there and get some to give it a try. Thank you for sharing. :-) I have Autumn Joy Sedum which I think is what you are showing. Other than that all I would be able to find would be acorns and bare branches.

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    1. Oh, yes, Judy, acorns are good addition to the autumnal wreath. Sure you will find pretty leaves and try.

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  2. These are lovely. Thank you for sharing. I've got plenty of materials outside to give it a try today. :-)

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  3. Hello Nadezda!
    Your autumn roses are very beautiful.
    They are a real adornment for your living room.
    Greetings.
    Lucja

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  4. Beautiful! Just like real roses. Greetings

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  5. Your maple leaf roses are beautiful. I've never seen these before but now want to try it myself!

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    1. I'm sure your maple leaf roses are pretty well Peter!

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  6. Your roses are amazing, absolutely beautiful and so unique. You are so talented.
    Thank you for visiting my blog, I enjoy meeting blogging sisters from around the world.
    Have a lovely day,
    Connie :)

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    1. I love learning something new, Connie. Thank you, nice weekend!

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  7. So beautiful! It's really inspiring. Thank you for sharing

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  8. Hello Nadezda, your roses are really beautiful! I wish we had maples growing here!
    I sometimes pick cones (pine and spruce) for wreaths and other decorations. Some people pick also mosses and lichens, but I never do that, I prefer them growing in nature.
    Thank you for sharing!

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    1. You're welcome!
      Sara, you could try to make flowers of birch leaves, I think they look like tulips :)

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  9. Nadezda, you have brilliant ideas and artistic talent !! Your autumn roses are really beautiful!
    Greetings

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  10. This is a fantastic idea! I shall be searching for a meaple leaf tree. Want to make some for in my living room. Thanks for posting. Groetjes Hetty

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    1. Good luck, Hetty, perhaps you find some maple, birch or linden leaves to make roses.

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  11. Boa tarde, excelente criatividade ao cria com folhas do outono as belas rosas.
    Bom fim de semana,
    AG

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    1. Contenta que te gustaron estas rosas, Antonio!

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  12. Great idea Nadezda, I have never seen roses of maple leaves before but they are wonderful. I will go out for the leaves and will try to make them. Thank you for sharing this, the photos of the roses are beautiful.

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    1. I liked your hydrangea wreath, Janneke. Sure your maple roses are pretty!

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  13. Están preciosas, intentaré hacerlas. Besitos.

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  14. Excellent! Such a good idea and well prepared!

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  15. Great idea and great I instructions!

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    1. Glad you liked my maple leaf roses Barbara!

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  16. I love this idea, excellent clear instructions, now to get get some leaves 💟

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    1. I'm sure you will find a lot of leaves, Nezumi!

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  17. Very nice, romantic idea. Usually I put leaves between book pages, but this year I could be inspired by something less... flat (to save autumn spirit) ;)

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    1. Good luck in your new work, ekolandia!

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  18. What a wonderful idea. I came here after seeing Peter, the outlaw gardener using them on a wreath. I love them, thanks for the instructions.

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    1. Good luck with maple roses, Chloris! Thanks for stopping by!

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  19. Gorgeous, glorious leaf roses! Thank you for the tutorial, these are amazing.

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  20. I'm so late to the game, but I love these. I don't have any maple trees though. I wonder if I could make the oak leaves work. thanks for the great crafting idea!

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    1. Rebecca, you could make leaf rose from birch, oak, linden, aspen leaves. They have to be red, orange or yellow. Hope your leaf roses are pretty ones!
      Thanks for stopping by!

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