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Yellow Gingko Rose

Gather fallen autumn gingko leaves together to make a yellow rose.

Steps

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Find a gingko tree. Here are some in my 'hood, which is awash in yellow these days. So nice!

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Collect at least 10 of the leaves per rose in a variety of sizes. A bit of curl in the small ones is helpful.

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Collect the leaves by their stems, rotating for each one.

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Continue adding leaves.

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I've used 11 leaves. I think it's done.

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Tie thin string to keep the stems together. I pulled something from my recycled-gift-ribbon pile. I think it's a strand of raffia, maybe?

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VoilĂ ! A yellow rose made out of fall leaves. I can't wait to see what happens as it dries.

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Let's go give it to a friend!