Tutorial: Feather & Leaves Easter Arrangement

 

 

 

Tutorial

feather & LEAVES

Easter arrangement by

Sewing Daisies

 

 

This Easter wreath measures approx 30cm in diameter,

and is made up of 7 main egg & leaf bundles

& 7 smaller leaf only sections.

 


 

 

 
Tutorial: Feather & Leaves Easter Arrangement

 

 

 

 

Materials needed:


Parafilm or floral tape 

21 small decorative eggs (with hanging loop), 3 assorted colours 

98 skeleton leaves (5 assorted colours) 

floral wire stems 46cm in lenght (medium gauge)

 

* I used Parafilm tape

 

 

Preparation work:


1a: cut floral wire into approx 23cm pieces (119 in total)

1b: bend the top of the smaller wire pieces 2 cm over, ready for wiring


2a: set aside 7 x 46 cm wire pieces

2b: bend the top thrid of wire over and tape over.

 

3: tie a loose knot in all of the egg hanging loop

(close to the top)

 

 

 

 

Tutorial: Feather & Leaves Easter Arrangement
Tutorial: Feather & Leaves Easter Arrangement

 

 

 

 

 

 Wiring Part 1 – Eggs


1a: take 1x floral wire stem (with top 2 cm bent over)

1b: thread 1x egg onto the bent over end of wire

1c: push the the two wire pieces together tight

1d: tighten the knot, and wrap the hanging loop around the wire

1e: tape (parafilm) the egg  onto the wire stem.

 

 

* parafilm goes a long way

if you warm the end of the tape between your fingers

& gently stretch it out as you wrap.

 

 

 2: arrange your eggs into sets of 3 (one of each colour),

 

You should have 7 sets in total.

 

 

 

 

Tutorial: Feather & Leaves Easter Arrangement
Tutorial: Feather & Leaves Easter Arrangement

 

 

 

 

 

Wiring Part 2 – Leaves


a: 98 individual leaves 

1a: take 1x floral wire stem (with top 2 cm bent over)


 

1b: thread 1x leaf onto bent over top of wire 

(hook the wire approx cm up the leaf and close to the center)


1c: push the the two wire pieces together tight


1d: tape (parafilm) around the top of the leaf (where the wire meets leaf)

and tape down the floral wire stem for approx 3 cm.

 

 

 

b: 14 sets of 3 leaf branches

1b: take 3x different coloured taped leaves,


2b: bind them (parafilm) together approx 3-4 cm from the

top of the floral wire stem.


Make 14 sets.

 

 

*I spaced my 3 leaves out to create a nice little fan.

 


c: 28 sets of 2 leaf branches

1c: take 2x different coloured leaves,


2c: bind them (parafilm) together approx 3-4 cm from the top

of the floral wire stem.


Make 28 sets.

 

 

 

 

Tutorial: Feather & Leaves Easter Arrangement
Tutorial: Feather & Leaves Easter Arrangement

 

 

 

 

 

 Assembling Part 1 –

creating the main egg & leaf bundle


1a: place 1x lead wire onto your table


1b: take 2x 3 leaf sets and place then gently over the lead wire,

leaving approx 10cm of the lead wire exposed & approx 3-4 cm gap

between the middle leaves of each set.


1c: place 1 egg stem just below the stem of the second leaf set (see above)


1d: gently tape all 3 sections together.

 

 

2: add 2x 2 leaf sets AND 2x egg stems, tape to 1a.

3: add 2x 2 leaf sets and tape to 1a & 1b.

 

 

 After the taping has been completed you should

end up with a nice small bundle (bouquet) of leaves & eggs.



Repeat until you have 7x main egg & leaf bundles.

 

 

NOTE: DO NOT TRIM THE STEMS OF YOUR SECTIONS.

You ned to keep your stems in order to join

them together to create a wreath.

 

 

 

 

 

Tutorial: Feather & Leaves Easter Arrangement

Tutorial: Feather & Leaves Easter Arrangement

 

 

 

 

 

 Assembling part 2 –

joining the 7 main bundles together

 

1a: take 3x main bundles and place them gently over each other

with an approx 8 cm gap between them*


1b: tape the 3x main bundles together to create a long single

stem of  leaves & eggs.

 


* the excess lead wire should run along underneath the previous bundle.

 

 

2a: take 4x main bundles and place them gently

over each other with an approx 8 cm gap between them*


2b: tape the 4x main bundles together to create a long single

stem of  leaves & eggs.

 

 

You should now have two long single stems of eggs & leaves.

 

 

3: tape the two long stems of eggs & leaves together

to form one stem.

 

 

 

 

 Tutorial: Feather & Leaves Easter Arrangement

Tutorial: Feather & Leaves Easter Arrangement

 

 

 

 

 

 Assembling Part 3 –

filling the gaps & shaping


a: take 2x two leaf sets and tape them into the open gaps

between the main bundles.


Repeat until each of the gaps have been filled with 4 leaves.

 

 b: gently shape your single stem (the smaller 4 leaf sections are best for this)

so it forms a circle.


c: tape the two ends up & tease your leaves out to fill any remaining gaps.


You have now finished your Easter arrangement.

 

 

 

 

 
Tutorial: Feather & Leaves Easter Arrangement

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