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.
Grab some scissors.
Trim the bulbed end from the leaves.
Take your 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.
Weave the end in and out a few times.
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.
Here’s to a lovely fall season!
Lori 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.