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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Autumn leaf and decorative tissue paper gift bag

Spread a thin and even layer of floral glue on a round piece of tissue paper

Spread a thin and even layer of floral glue on a round piece of tissue paper

Spread a thin layer of floral adhesive on an autumn leaf

Spread a thin layer of floral adhesive on an autumn leaf

Glue the leaf to the tissue paper

Glue the leaf to the tissue paper

Glue the leaves to the paper leaving the middle section empty

Glue the leaves to the paper leaving the middle section empty

Overlap the leaves to allow for shrikage

Overlap the leaves to allow for shrikage

Glue leaf snippets in the middle section to create a strong and flat base

Glue leaf snippets in the middle section to create a strong and flat base

Smooth down all the leaves

Smooth down all the leaves

Autumn leaf disk.

Choose the position of the bag so that the prettiest leaves point to the front of the design

Turn the disk over and draw circles on the paper for the rosehip wreath holes

Turn the disk over and draw 8 circles on the paper for the rosehip wreath holes

Cut holes in the disk

Cut holes in the disk

Paper and leaf disk is now ready to assemble

Paper and leaf disk is now ready to assemble

Bend the rosehip stems to make it more pliable and easier to weave with

Bend the rosehip stems to make it more pliable and easier to weave with

See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to make twigs more pliable and how to weave a wreath

Cut away the thinner side shoots to weave back in later

Cut away the thinner side shoots to weave back in later

Plait the long stems to make a garland

Plait the long stems to make a garland

Be careful not to break any of the roships from the stems

Be careful not to break any of the roships from the stems

Weave the rosehip garland through the holes in the leaf disk

Weave the rosehip garland through the holes in the leaf disk

Fold and gather the disk

Fold and gather the disk

Cross the garland ends over and weave it back around and through the holes in the disk

Cross the garland ends over and weave it back around and through the holes in the disk

Weave in the shorter rosehip stems to add more hips

Weave in the shorter rose-hip stems to add more hips and tie a ribbon to the wreath.

Reach into the bag and press the base where you glued the snippets to sit flat

Reach into the bag and press the base where you glued the snippets to sit flat

Open up the corners of the gift bag.

Open up the corners of the gift bag.

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Tutorials

1 November 2011 Weaving a twig wreath

For my design I wanted the wreath to look wind blown so I added a few loosely woven twigs into the weave. I also wanted to emphasize the autumn colours so I added a twirling...

19 February 2013 Manipulating stems: Snapping at an angle, Bending, Spiraling, Curling and Straightening

Most stems, twigs and even sturdier branches can be bend into shapes. It takes practice and more than a bit of patience. The main idea is to slowly manipulate the branch without...

6 September 2011 Autumn leaf Composite Flower

Glue a round Autumn leaf Composite Flower.

18 September 2013 Autumn leaf ballet slippers from scratch

Pick up a few fall leaves to glue on paper to make fairy slippers

11 November 2012 Autumn Leaf Rosette

Great way to use all the autumn leaves you collect on walks during the season. Slowly build up the leaf rosette and let the leaves dry before adding a few more.

22 January 2013 Bark Veneer Cardboard Cake stands

A quick and easy way to make a cardboard cake stand

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