Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Autumn leaf and decorative tissue paper gift bag
Spread a thin and even layer of floral glue on a round piece of tissue paper
Spread a thin layer of floral adhesive on an autumn leaf
Glue the leaf to the tissue paper
Glue the leaves to the paper leaving the middle section empty
Overlap the leaves to allow for shrikage
Glue leaf snippets in the middle section to create a strong and flat base
Smooth down all the leaves
Choose the position of the bag so that the prettiest leaves point to the front of the design
Turn the disk over and draw 8 circles on the paper for the rosehip wreath holes
Cut holes in the disk
Paper and leaf disk is now ready to assemble
Bend the rosehip stems to make it more pliable and easier to weave with
See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to make twigs more pliable and how to weave a wreath
Cut away the thinner side shoots to weave back in later
Plait the long stems to make a garland
Be careful not to break any of the roships from the stems
Weave the rosehip garland through the holes in the leaf disk
Fold and gather the disk
Cross the garland ends over and weave it back around and through the holes in the disk
Weave in the shorter rose-hip stems to add more hips and tie a ribbon to the wreath.
Reach into the bag and press the base where you glued the snippets to sit flat
Open up the corners of the gift bag.
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Easy to assemble fall leaf and tissue paper gift bag
For a softer autumn leaf pod turn the leaves so that the bright side faces in when making the pod.