Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Salmon pink Fall leaf armature
Cut a strip of cardboard
Bend and shape the strip into an interesting shape. Secure the strip with glue.
Cut the tip of the leaf flat.
Glue the leaf to the cardboard.
Glue on another leaf.
Glue the stems to point up
Let the leaf overlap the cardboard to cover it at the top.
Cover the entire cardboard armature.
Lightly tack the leaves at the top to cover any cardboard that might show.
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