circle of leaf

Exotic foliage and packing tape combine for a trend-forward foliage treatment.

     With the dynamic swirl of foliage that encircles it, this traditional mixed bouquet, featuring a brilliant combination of smooth and textured blossoms, is given a contemporary nod to appeal to fashion-forward brides. The continuous decorative strip is created from variegated Aspidistra leaves that are cut into small uniform-sized pieces and “laminated” between two lengths of packing tape. This inexpensive treatment adds distinction and value, and securing the foliage strip is easy: just use a small piece of the clear tape.



MATERIALS:
‘Attaché’ roses, ‘Parasol’ Oriental lilies, miniature callas, drumstick Alliums, miniature Hydrangeas, variegated Aspidistra and clear packing tape from favorite suppliers; Metallic Twist Elegant® Bouquet Holder from Oasis® Floral Products.

 
HOW TO 1:
Cut variegated Aspidistra leaves into small rectangles, using small Post-it® Notes as a guide.
HOW TO 2:
Position the leaf pieces close together, but not touching, along a length of packing tape. 
HOW TO 3:
Adhere an additional length of packing tape to the top side of the leaf strip. Cut the leaf strip in half, lengthwise, to create two narrow strips.

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