how to make a crown of leaves

by Lori Frederick

Ah, fall… crisp air, boot weather (I’m looking at YOU, Frye boots!) and the seasonal explosion of pumpkin spice everything!

Fall in New England is nothing short of spectacular.  Why not celebrate the season by making a super-easy crown of leaves to adorn your favorite noggin?  These are perfect for play or a DIY photo prop and the best part is that there is no wire or tape involved.  These are also lovely to make with the little ones in your life.  I learned how to make these little beauties from my sweet Grandma when I was a kid.

Let’s get started, shall we?

Gather freshly fallen leaves. Think soft and bendy and with long stems.

how to make a crown of leaves photo

Grab some scissors.

how to make a crown of leaves photo

Trim the bulbed end from the leaves.

how to make a crown of leaves photo

how to make a crown of leaves photo

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

how to make a crown of leaves photo

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

how to make a crown of leaves photo

Weave the end in and out a few times.

how to make a crown of leaves photo

how to make a crown of leaves photo

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

how to make a crown of leaves photo

how to make a crown of leaves photo

how to make a crown of leaves photo

how to make a crown of leaves photo

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

how to make a crown of leaves photo

Voila!

Here’s to a lovely fall season!

how to make a crown of leaves photo

how to make a crown of leaves photoLori Frederick, Maine
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Lori is a self-taught photographer, living in Southern Maine (land of lobsters and lighthouses) with her spunky 2 year old daughter and uber-patient hubby. She is a chatty, tea-drinking, vintage store-loving girl, who can usually be found creating art, crafting or cooking. She loves photographing her daughter’s daily life and shooting for clients with her Canon 5D Mark iii that her daughter affectionately named Francine.

 

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