With the arrival of autumn in Japan, the ginkgo leaves turn a bright yellow, bringing warmth and light to the gray autumn days. When they finally fall, the ginkgo leaves, with their graphic spirit, then form a carpet with a golden glow in the streets, further extending the magic and poetry of this tree. A symbol of resistance and longevity, it is today linked to the metropolis of Tokyo.
Since ginkgo is often associated with Japan, I really wanted to offer you a variation of our tutorial of simple branches made from Japanese paper which you can find in this article . These branches, adorned with colorful Japanese paper, can be used as a centerpiece, an entrance console, etc.
I therefore invite you to imagine a colorful range that does you good and to take the time to create, step by step, your bouquet of ginkgo foliage.
In order to make a pretty branch of ginkgo leaves in Japanese paper, you will need:
- the ginkgo leaf template to download here and print on thick paper
- 30 squares of Japanese paper to cut into 9x9cm
- 15 thin stems of 15cm
- 3 thick rods of 50cm
- 1 roll of floratape to match your papers
- white glue
- 1 brush
- 1 pair of precision scissors
NB: Using 3 half-sheets (64x48cm), you can make 3 branches!
Check out our Tip for cutting Japanese paper !
- Prepare 15 gingko leaves. Apply glue to the backs of your 9cm squares and glue in a “sandwich” by sliding a small thin rod 15cm long over a few centimeters. Let dry. Then trace the outline of your sheet using the downloadable template and cut out.
If you need help creating your Gingko leaves, refer to steps 1 to 11 of the article: “TUTORIAL Branches and Foliage in Japanese Paper” .
- Dress each of your stems with floratape. Take floratape and cut pieces the length of your stems. To dress a stem, place a piece of floratape at the base of a leaf and wrap it around the stem while stretching it.
If necessary, follow steps 12 to 15 developed in the article: “TUTORIAL Branches and Foliage in Japanese paper” .
- Create an assortment of three sheets...
- ...and assemble the leaves together using floratape.
Follow steps 16 to 19 explained in the article: “TUTORIAL Branches and Foliage in Japanese paper” .
- Repeat steps 3 and 4 to obtain 5 branches with 3 leaves.
- Dress your thick stem with floratape.
- Place a branch with 3 leaves at the end of the thick stem and secure it using floratape.
- Continue to place, from top to bottom, your branches with 3 leaves and fix them so as to create ramifications. Take inspiration from nature to create your own foliage!
Follow steps 20-28 given in the article: “TUTORIAL Branches and Foliage in Japanese paper” .
TADA! Your branch of ginkgo flowers in Japanese paper is finished!
If you would like to learn how to make ginkgo foliage in Japanese paper during a creative workshop in our Parisian store , do not hesitate to regularly take a look at our “Workshops” page on our online store!
We have developed elegant and harmonious Flower Kits in Japanese paper or crepe paper , which include:
- the quantity of papers needed, nicely matched and cut to useful sizes,
- other supplies you will need,
- the tutorial to guide you step-by-step in your creation.
See you soon with new articles on Japanese paper and creative hobbies!
Take good care of yourself in the meantime.