Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Roll spiral blossoms
Physalis sepals are excellent for making spiral flowers because they dry so well.
Cut the tip and the rounded end that connects the fruit to the pod away to create a rough round shape. Cut a spiral shape. Curl the spiral.
You can also use rose petals
Or any leaf that will dry well. Just cut in a spiral.
Rose leaf spiral blossom
You can, of course, also use paper to make a spiral blossom.
I used to make baskets full of these when I was a little girl. We had a big Acasia thorn tree and I used to spear my “roses” onto the tree pretending I was the fairy responsible...
The wire spirals are supported on wire sections pressed into the wax
Multiple tiny twigs create a flower frog to keep the delicate buds and leaves in the exact spot you want.