WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2012 | Comments: 6
Silk plants usually aren’t my thing, but I love Coleus leaves and some pretty good fakes over at Michaels caught my eye recently, so I had to try working with them.
Silk Coleus leaves are cut from their plastic stems and sewn together to make a garland.
A silk Coleus pick costs about $3.00 and yields 14 leaves. I used a red thread to sew these all together.
I prefer to highlight the fact that these leaves are made from fabric instead of trying to pass these off as the real thing; sewing them together made sense to me.
Start out by removing the leaves from the stalk.
Cut off the stem of the leaf.
Using a thread in a similar color, sew the leaves together by running them through the machine one at a time – attaching them together as you go along.
Drape your Coleus garland over the top of a mirror or around a display on the mantel.