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Leaf crown tutorial

Leaf crown tutorial

The first part of fall is my favorite time of year. All the beautiful colors of the leaves everywhere really make me happy. I can't stop collecting all these pretty leaves, the pockets of my jacket and my bags are always full of autumn leaves and all my books are filled with leaves to dry. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with this many leaves, but I just can't help myself. Lena inherited my leaf-collecting-genes, she loves collecting them too. We often have to stop because she sees a beautiful leaf on the ground she wants to pick up and take home. 

I wanted to make a leaf crown for a while, but I thought it might be difficult to make one. But it turned out to be quite easy. And all you need are a few freshly fallen leaves and a pair of scissors. The leaves need to be soft and bendy and they need to have long stems.

Now you need a pair of scissors to trim the bulbed ends of the leaves. Lena did this part.

Take the first leaf and fold 1/3 of the leaf behind itself.

Take your next leaf and gently poke the end through the first folded leaf.

Fold 1/3 of each leaf behind and continue this pattern until the crown is large enough to encircle the owner’s head.

Finish your crown by weaving the final leaf with the stem of the first leaf, being careful to tuck the ends in.

And that's it! Now all you need is autumn prince or princess to wear the crown.

Or wear it yourself of course ;-)

Doris romper by Maed for Mini 

Tutorial for the crown found at http://www.clickinmoms.com/blog/

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