My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Autumn leaf Christmas tree stack

You can also find a video Tutorial of this design in the design post below.

Drill a small hole in a piece of lumber

Drill a small hole in a piece of lumber.

Cut wire at a sharp angle

Cut wire at a sharp angle...

The sharp angle of the wire makes it easier to skewer leaves

The sharp angle of the wire makes it easier to skewer leaves without ripping them.

Place the wire in the hole.

Stand the wire in the lumber, with the sharp end facing up.

Sort the leaves into stacks similar in size

Sort the leaves into stacks similar in size.

Set aside the two smallest leaves to use as a tree topper

Set aside the two smallest leaves to use as a tree topper.

Fan out the leaves

Pick up the stack with the largest leaves and fan them out. The stem ends should point in all directions.

Skewer the leaves onto the wire

Skewer the leaves onto the wire.

Skewer the leaves

Skewer the leaves, stack after stack, progressively getting smaller.

Stack the leaves almost all the way to the top of the wire

Stack the leaves almost all the way to the top of the wire, leaving a tiny bit of wire to attach the tree topper.

Glue the two small leaves

Glue the two small leaves, back to back.

Slip the leaves over the wire

Slip the leaves over the wire to end off the stack and create the tree topper.

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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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