Summer Straw Oak Leaf
As Summer comes to are world heat will soon be a factor and many people will be searching for a nice shady oak to rest under for shade. So here is a fun simple project that anyone can do. First make several splints of straw about 3/16 wide. Place five of them at a vertical tilt in keeping with the picture of one side of leaf above. Next thread several pieces at a flat horizontal point until you have about one inch of straws combined in a basket weave effect. Do the same for the opposite half of the leaf. Glue the horizontal and vertical splints of straw to the one they are are on top or bottom so that your basketweave does not slip.
Now glue a wider strip underneath the leaf so that both halves are combined into one. Take an oak leaf paper punch and center the basketweave in the center of the leaf pattern and punch it out. The leaf that comes out will have a nice plaited look and be a real lovely leaf for a lot of your fun projects.Tags: American Museum of Straw Art, project, straw, Straw Art, Wheat Weaving