My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

I found it this way: Leaf nest design

This is the third design I did for my "I found it this way" Floral art demonstration at the Capilano Flower Arranging Club .
As the temperature starts to cool down here in Vancouver and we are heading into early autumn, we are all starting to spend more time indoors, we looked at nests crafted outdoors.

Wrapped leaf nest floral art design

During the summer months the Emperor butterfly enjoys the fruits from the tree...

Leaf nest for succulents

... and in late fall caterpillars make nests by "sewing" the leaves together and to the tree

Succulent leaf nest

The caterpillars move into the nest over weeks

Hot glue web to secure the leaves to the armature

As the leaves drop from the tree, only the nests stay behind

Nestled succulents

Over winter the nests deteriorate...

Rolled leaves to create a nest for the succulents

... come Spring they crawl from the nest, ready to eat the new fruit and grow

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Christine de Beer

This is my ongoing creative workbook to research and capture design projects and techniques. You will mostly find ideas for floral art but I will also include some other projects such as gift packaging, cards and even cake decorating with a few lifestyle projects arranged in between.

Everything you see in this workbook was designed, made and photographed by me, unless specific credit is given to another designer.