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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

As the leaves melt away

Happy All Hallows’ Eve

As the leaves melt away floral art design.

Double, double, toil and trouble;

Spiked fall leaves

Fire burn and cauldron bubble.

Chocolate leaves on the Halloween design

Double, double, toil and trouble;

Fall leaves, chocolate leaves and rose halloween design

Something wicked this way comes!

Spiked fall leaf armature

Double, double, toil and trouble;

Autumn leaf structure

Fire burn and cauldron bubble.

Composer John Williams adapted the lyrics for “Something Wicked This Way Comes" or "Double Trouble" for the Hogwarts Welcoming Feast (performed by the Frog Choir) in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban from William Shakespeare's famous witches around the cauldron scene in Macbeth.

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30 October 2013 Straightening wire

Wire is always sold in a roll and it can be very frustrating to try to remove bends, kinks and curls.

30 October 2013 Spiked Autumn leaf cauldron

Pike a few (hundred!) autumn leaves to build up a hollow leaf armature

30 October 2013 Chocolate leaves

Melt and dip foliage to create chocolate leaves

26 July 2011 Wire Tendrils

Curl the wire at irregular intervals to create a natural wire tendril similar to that of a passion fruit plant

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Related Designs

14 October 2015 What a find!

Roll autumn leaves to create a frog to keep flowers upright

10 May 2017 About a line

Skewer and line up leaves to create an armature

18 October 2017 On the inside

For a softer autumn leaf pod turn the leaves so that the bright side faces in when making the pod.

24 October 2018 It all stacks up

Quick and easy: Stack autumn leaves onto a wire for a... tiny table top Christmas tree.

9 October 2019 With a thankful twist in the middle

Fold and thread an autumn leaf armature for a thankful Thanksgiving design

17 June 2020 Lei-way

Allow for a bit of variation by crafting a sturdy armature.

22 September 2021 Kinda Corny

Crafting with corn to make... well... corn, really.

18 May 2022 Because Why

Adding the smallest details to absolutely make the design.

2 November 2022 bonfire

A final rosy burst of fiery autumn colour.