MAKE AN OMBRE AUTUMN LEAF CROWN

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.

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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.

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED

Fresh leaves

Wax paper

Iron

Towel

30cm hanger wire

Gold duck tape

Ribbon

Glue gun & glue

Plyers

Gold berries

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!

How to make an ombre autumn leaf crown AW15 Bristol Lifestyle Blog Mermaid GossipHow to make an ombre autumn leaf crown AW15 Bristol Lifestyle Blog Mermaid Gossip

How to make an ombre autumn leaf crown AW15 Bristol Lifestyle Blog Mermaid Gossip How to make an ombre autumn leaf crown AW15 Bristol Lifestyle Blog Mermaid Gossip

How to make an ombre autumn leaf crown AW15 Bristol Lifestyle Blog Mermaid GossipHow to make an ombre autumn leaf crown AW15 Bristol Lifestyle Blog Mermaid Gossip

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