1. Select the patterns of paper to be used.
2. Punch out maple leaves using the maple leaf punch. To get the maximum amount of leaves from one 12” X 12” piece of paper methodically punch in rows cutting off excess paper before starting the next row. Each bag will require 12 leaves.
3. Using a coordinating marker draw in three simple leave vein marks.
4. Tip the edges by rubbing a coordinating colored ink pad along the edges of the leaf edges.
To give a 3-D look to the leaved fold inward on the vein lines. Always
add a bit of pressure when creating the crease folds.
6. Begin hot gluing the leaves onto the bamboo skewers. Glue leaf at the top of the skewer, glue the next slightly to the left and the next slightly to the right and continue. Add leaves on the skewer your desired pattern . This design used four.
TIP: When adhering the leaves glue it so the
leaves hold their 3-D shape (instead of gluing it flat). Place glue on the center crease line but
do not push down on surface rather sit lightly and hold in place till
hot glue dries.
7. Insert skewers into the wreath, using glue if necessary.
8. Tie bow and paper spiders (if desired) to complete the wreath.
Note: natural tree branches can also be used in place of the bamboo skewers.