My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Rolling leaf tubes

Roll the leaf from one side to the other.

Roll the leaf from one side to the other.

Fold the leaf over.

Fold the leaf over.

Tie the leaf.

Secure the tube by tying the leaf

Make another knot.

Tie the leaf again...

Tie a third knot.

and a third time.

Cut the line short.

Cut the line short or let it dangle

Stack the leaves

Stack the leaves, stem pointing up, in a shallow container and insert the floral details into the tubes or...

Stems in water.

Place the stems in water for visual interest

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