Shown front and back:
Handmade velvet leaves: I glued various colors of velvet to the backs of store- bought fabric leaves. Press hard to get the indentation of the stem and veins. Then set a heavy book on top until dry. I think they turned out beautifully, and for a much more reasonable price than velvet leaves from the store.
More velvet backed ornaments. The same ornamet, shown front and back. Also shown are some small velvet leaves that I cut from a vintage roll of ribbon. The viens were made by dragging a skewer, pointed side down, across the back.
Approx. 19 yards of homemade fabric ribbon. I bought 2 yards of blue/green fabric from Walmart, and transformed it into wide ribbon by sewing long strips together and serging the sides. I never realized how much it would make, but it turns out I needed almost the entire batch to decorate my kitchen archway.