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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

its a wrap!

banana wrap

I used a banana leaf to wrap a beautiful stem of Cymbidium orchids instead of Tissue paper or Cellophane. I used lily grass as ribbon.

For another example of banana leaves being used to wrap flowers look at my “ice cream cone” Happy Easter design

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8 June 2011 Foliage Weaving

For this tutorial I focus on a simple weave pattern that does not require you to soften or prepare the leaves to be more durable or flexible. This is the starting point in...

Favourite Flowers


Cymbidium, Boat Orchid

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27 June 2018 Look deep

Curl foliage to use as a natural armature for delicate buds.

2 June 2021 Like an open book

Position foliage to create a smaller, shallow pond for your floral details to shelter in.

21 April 2011 Happy Easter!

Spring "Ice cream" posy with a Banana Leaf "cone"