My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Leaf Swirls

Cut into the leaf from the tip

Cut into the leaf from the tip.

Follow the shape of the leaf

Follow the shape of the leaf, spiralling in

Continue to cut the leaf smaller

Continue to cut the leaf smaller, follow the shape but do not cut through the edge.

Long continues leaf swirl

Long continues leaf swirl ready to design with

Design note:

Gently wrap the leaf swirl around the wreath

Gently wrap the leaf swirl around the wreath

Hook the inside of the leaf spiral around a twig and start to wrap

Hook the inside (the bit you cut last, in the middle of the leaf) spiral around a twig and start to wrap

Keep adding leave swirls

Keep adding leave swirls...

Overlap the swirls to secure the previous strand

Overlap the swirls to secure the previous strand

Loosely wrap the swirls to leave space to nestle the fresh flowers in

Loosely wrap the swirls to leave space to nestle the fresh flowers in

Place the orchids in small test tubes and nestle them between the leaf swirls

Place the orchids in small test tubes and nestle them between the leaf swirls. The swirls dry beautifully

Set aside the leaf swirls to shrink and dry.

or set aside the leaf swirls to shrink and dry...

Before adding the flowers

Before adding the flowers

See Tutorial below for more information on how to make tiny test tubes from drinking straws

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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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