My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

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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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.

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