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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Rolled Autumn leaf and Rose Hip Garland

A long and pretty fall garland

Roll an autumn leaf into a tube

Roll an autumn leaf into a tube

Place another leave over the first and wrap the roll

Place another leaf over the first and wrap the roll

Place another leave over the first two leaves and wrap

Place another leaf over the first two leaves and wrap. I let the stems dangle, all pointing in the same direction up the length of my garland

To secure the garland I used copper wire. I find that most wires cut into the leaves so I use a very thin wire... that I unwrap from a copper pot scrubber. It is really a great wire to use in floral crafts and inexpensive enough to use generously. See the Tutorial below for instructions on how to unravel and roll wire from a pot scrubber

Start to wrap the leaves with wire

Place about a centimeter of wire into the leave tube and start to wrap the leaves tightly with the wire, pinching the wire in the tube to secure.

Wrap the leaves quite tightly to make sure it doesn't come undone when the leaf shrivels and dries.

As you add leaves add a few rose hips into the garland

As you add leaves add a few rose hips into the garland. Do not cut the thin stems of the rose hips short as this adds to the strength of the garland. Cover the stems with an Autumn leaf and secure with wrapping wire

Add a few autumn leaves

Add a few autumn leaves to create a pretty garland

Cover the stems with another leaf

Cover the stems with another leaf. Let the stem point up and secure with wire

Keep adding leaves to create a long garland

Keep adding leaves to create a long garland.

Add rose hips to decorate

... and add rose hips to decorate

The leaf garland is quite strong

The leaf garland is quite strong and robust. You can continue to add leaves to any length you require

Continue to add leaves and create a long garland

Continue to add leaves, rolling the one over the one before and wrap it with wire. At the end of the garland knot the wire on itself and cut the wire short.

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Tutorials

23 March 2013 Rolling leaf tubes

Roll foliage to create tubes

5 May 2011 Unravel wire from a copper pot scrubber

Up-cycle a pot scrubber to get a huge roll of very pretty copper wire

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