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How to make roses from maple leaves.

Postby Katherine » Nov 29, 2008 12:21 pm

I happened to stumbleupon this site and thought some of you might like it, especially Joan. Hope its not too late for some of the maple leaves out there.... kat

http://haha.nu/creative/how-to-make-roses-from-maple-leaves/
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Re: How to make roses from maple leaves.

Postby Eeyore » Nov 29, 2008 1:05 pm

That is really cool!
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Re: How to make roses from maple leaves.

Postby kelly_m » Nov 29, 2008 7:39 pm

Much too late for me and my foot or two of snow!!!LOL

Kewl though..
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Re: How to make roses from maple leaves.

Postby Laura » Nov 29, 2008 9:19 pm

Those would be pretty made with red leaves . . . something to show the grandgirls next fall.
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Re: How to make roses from maple leaves.

Postby Puff10 » Nov 30, 2008 8:36 am

Thank you for sharing this. Will give this a try next year. Wonder if some kind of spray shellac would help preserve them!!
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Re: How to make roses from maple leaves.

Postby Eeyore » Dec 01, 2008 11:47 am

I'm sure there is something that can be used to preserve them.... They would make a great arrangement.
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Re: How to make roses from maple leaves.

Postby Grannygardener » Dec 01, 2008 12:45 pm

I used to preserve maple branches by standing them in a vase of water with glycerine added. Don't remember the amounts and will try to look it up. I'm sure if leaves were laid in pan with say 1/3 glycerine and 2/3 water they would absorb enough to stay pliable. Glycerine is available at the drug store or some grocery stores us it. Some store carry it with their cake decorating supplies. The glycerine keeps the leaves pliable. Edie
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