Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Maple Leaf Roses

Almost too late, I remembered a tutorial that

my dear friend Sharon shared last year on her blog.

(Sharon is no longer blogging. :~{ )

The leaves on our trees have all fallen off,

and though once beautiful shades of yellow,

orange, rust and lime, they have all mellowed

to a wearied gold.

I quickly put these together and added the

last of the brilliantly colored dogwood leaves

for that splash of Autumn color.

Perhaps you still have a few brightly colored leaves

and can yet try your hand at this delightful

nature craft.

Please let me know if you do ~ I would love to see how yours turned out!


"I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valley."

Song of Solomon 2:1


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Bloggymom said...

That is amazing.

Nabila Grace said...

That's so beautiful!!! I LOVE roses and with the twist of fall! ;o) Beautiful work Lady Farmer!!! :o)

Nadine said...


I too miss Sharon's blog... :(


Anonymous said...

This is just lovely! I am sure that the leaves must be a bit pliable and not so dry in order to turn them and make them into flowers.

Just beautiful.


LV said...

That is a very pretty arrangement of fall colors. You did an excellent job on this creation.

Brambleberry Cottage said...

Interesting use of fall foliage. The arrangement is lovely!

Visiting from Susan's Outdoor Wednesday. Also just joined as a follower.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

Sandra said...

You're so clever! This is beautiful and love the using of autumn leaves.

g.suzie said...

Very clever, I think it's too late for us to gather leaves this year.
Will have to file this idea away for next year. . .
Have a great day!

Carol said...

Oh wow. Never seen that before. Thanks for sharing the tutorial link.

KayC. said...

Very neat, I have never seen anything like leaf roses before. Clever. Thanks for sharing.

Donnie said...

Those were gorgeous photo's. Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

Betsy said...

How unique. I have never seen anything like this. I will have to try it.
Thank You for sharing.

LDH said...

These are so beautiful. I would really love to make one if I can just find some leaves. Maples are some of the first trees to drop their leaves here. I am going to look today!

Storybook Woods said...

Oh your roses turned out soo wonderful!! I miss Sharon too xoxo Clarice

Zoe said...

Amazing! I wish our leaves turned fall colors here in the sunny south - but they go straight from green to dead! :) Maybe some spray paint is in order...

Once We Were Faeries ~Judy said...

Beautiful, I've never seen this done before. I will have to give it a try, but not sure my leaves are large enough. They've just started turning a beautiful reddish maroon.

Cindy said...

Thank you for sharing the link to this tutorial! We don't have maples here in Alabama (except for the Japanese variety), but we do have a lot of sweet gums! I can't wait to try this with the deep maroon sweet gum leaves...

Cassie said...

Absolutely amazing!!!!