Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
"On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... two turtle doves"
I made this Christmas tree "cake" from flax and Geranium buds and petals. All plant material dried really well.
The stem the flax birds are using to decorate the tree with is from a Passion Fruit plant.
The Floral Trends Design Group end of the year function: Christmas Cakes
For this tutorial I focus on a simple weave pattern that does not require you to soften or prepare the leaves to be more durable or flexible. This is the starting point in...
Once you figure out how to do the corners weaving a diagonal shape is actually not that hard to do.
I wove my bird from shaved wood but you can also use flax, coconut palm (more traditional) or paper or ribbon