DIY: A maple leaf bouquet

I’ve seen autumn leaves on table displays and scattered around plates, and I’ve even seen them incorporated into floral arrangements, but I’ve never seen them used quite like this! This maple leaf bouquet was created by a certain Natalie, who posted her masterpiece on a site called LOBZIK.

She posted a a tutorial that makes the mechanics of these “flowers” pretty clear. Luckily, her tutorial is picture heavy, seeing as that I don’t read Cyrillic. If you do, please translate a bit of the how-to for us.

It looks fairly simple, though you may want to incorporate some floral tape or florists’ pins. I’m not saying you’ll make perfect maple leaf roses right away, but you should be whipping them out fairly competently with a little practice. Too bad it’s only July!

4 Responses to “DIY: A maple leaf bouquet”

  1. Amy says:

    Simply beautiful! I’m getting married at the end of September, right as the leaves are changing colors in Indiana….I think I might use these in addition to the candles!

  2. blablover5 says:

    That’s really pretty, but man I would hot glue my fingers to the wall if I attempted it.

  3. Jae says:

    There is actually nothing in the tutorial other than the descriptions of the actions allready shown, exept for a (pretty useful) advice to put some oil on the “flowers” with a brush in the end to preserve them better (the flowers don`t stay oily, the oil is absorbed in a couple of days and they jusl stay fresh longer).

  4. mary says:

    Please please tell me how she preserved these beautiful leaves oil lacquer what? please email me @ mpmueller@