I had a lovely weekend this weekend, we went for a lovely walk with the dogs at the park and I collected so many autumn leaves to make an ombre autumn leaf crown. I have wanted to do something with all the brightly coloured leaves for ages and I thought I would spend my Saturday afternoon crafting whilst Brad was at football.
I have lots of ideas of what to make with them, a garland, an autumn reef, a bowl, but I decided the leaf crown was the best. I had already researched how to seal the leaves with wax paper and ordered some online ready for the weekend, and I collected a bunch of fresh fallen leaves that morning. Here’s how I made an ombre autunn leaf crown.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
30cm hanger wire
Gold duck tape
Glue gun & glue
HOW TO MAKE IT
⚓️ Lay a selection of leaves in between two sheets of wax paper (wax side is the inner side to how it wants to roll naturally)
⚓️ Use hot iron to iron the leaves over for a few seconds
⚓️ Quickly peel the paper apart and peel the leaves off the paper.
⚓️ Repeat until you have a good selection of sizes and shades of the leaves.
⚓️ Take wire and create a hoop on each end, the wrap with gold duck tape to pad out and conceal the wire. Be sure to cover the ends at the base of the the hoop.
⚓️ Use the glue gun to wrap the base of the leaf to the covered wire, start with a bigger leaf and work outwards with smaller leaves.
⚓️ Layer up a selection of sizes and colours until you have a full crown, glue as you go.
⚓️ Poke the berries through the layers of leaves at the base of the crown and secure at the back.
⚓️ Use a couple more leaves and glue at the base to cover the wires and stems.
⚓️ Finally, tie your ribbon on the hoops and wear your crown!
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