All supplies (except the hot glue gun) was bought at Dollar Tree!
The faux leaves come in a bag of 50. I made 3 separate bouquets for one vase using only 1 bag of faux leaves. I only glued leaves about 5 inches down or so on the stick. If your vase is shallow, just trim the straw or skewers until only the leaves show. If the sticks aren't tall enough, stuff some scrap paper or filler in bottom of the vase to hold up the straws/skewers.
Gather your supplies. I have skewers in this photo, but you can also use plastic drinking straws. I spray painted my skewers bronze, but this isn't necessary since the leaves will be covering the skewers up.
First, put a small dab of hot glue on the tip of the skewer or straw.
Put your leaf on facing outward on the glue dot.
Turn the skewer over so that you can see the back of the current leaf and put another dot of hot glue.
Stick on another leaf.
Repeat. You can use this formation for gluing on the leaves to make it look fuller. Terrible illustration, I know. It's hard to photograph the real thing. I only glued the leaves about 5 inches down on the straw/skewer.
Here is a photo of the placement of the leaves. They are placed in clusters of 3-4.
I also made some using drinking straws and put them into my other vase in the kitchen for display.
I made copper wire "fillers" to add some quirkiness. I just put the wires in the straws in the middle! Easy!