Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Remove the smooth Eucalyptus leaves from the stem.
Roll the leaf on the stem side
Secure the leaf with a small drop of glue
For the petals:
Carefully roll the one side of the leaf
The leaf now curves in
Carefully roll the other side to curve it like the first
Both sides of the Eucalyptus leaf now curves in
Roll the top part of the leaf back.
Release the curl and the curve will remain
Wrap this leaf around the rolled leaf and secure with a drop of glue
Curve more leaves and continue to wrap
Leave gaps bewteen each leaf to make an opened rose
Continue to add leaf-petals
Secure the petals with glue and allow the rose to dry. The rose remains fragrant even after drying completely
You can use any type of paper to make flowers. I use tissue paper, Crêpe paper, cardboard, newsprint and coffee filters (new and used) to make sweet peas, carnations, paper...
The finish of every design should be flawless. Make sure there are no bits of glue visible in your design by carefully removing all traces of spills.
I used to make baskets full of these when I was a little girl. We had a big Acasia thorn tree and I used to spear my “roses” onto the tree pretending I was the fairy responsible...