Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Use the stem of an Autumn leaf to wrap, pin and secure it in a roll
Make a small guide hole in a autumn leaf with a bamboo skewer
Roll the leaf stem up and slip it through the hole
Slip the stem all the way through the hole and roll the leaf in
Wrap the stem around the leaf to secure
Make a new guide hole at the top end of the leaf with the babnoo skewer
Slip the stem through the hole and carefully pull it tight to secure the roll
Fluff out the leaf at the sides
Each leaf looks slightly different...
The leaves are now ready to design with
Open an arum lily up by rolling the funnel shaped spathe (petal) over
Pick up a few fall leaves to glue on paper to make fairy slippers
Great way to use all the autumn leaves you collect on walks during the season. Slowly build up the leaf rosette and let the leaves dry before adding a few more.
I love using bits of flowers to add interest and texture
Most stems, twigs and even sturdier branches can be bend into shapes. It takes practice and more than a bit of patience. The main idea is to slowly manipulate the branch without...
Spike a few hundred fall leaves to create a cauldron for Halloween flowers