If you've been keeping up to date with my Paper Eucalyptus tutorials so far, you'll know I always seem to have trouble pronouncing the name 'Staigeriana!' I don't know why, but it just seems to be one of those words that gets me every time! So imagine my relief when I found out that this pretty eucalyptus stem also goes by the name of 'Lemon Scented Ironbark Eucalyptus'! Now that I can definitely pronounce!!
But whatever you want to call it, this paper eucalyptus stem is the perfect addition to your collection to compliment so many different paper flower creations. One of the things I love the most about this stem is it's versatility.
In nature alot of the leaves tend to stand upright, quite close to the stem, which creates quite a tall and slim foliage stem perfect for if you want to add some height to your paper flower displays. But, towards the end of each branch, it's common for the leaves to be more spread out, creating more of a wide and showy display, which is great for adding some impact, or filling in any gaps between your paper flowers. For this paper eucalyptus tutorial, each of the leaves are wired individually too, which means it's really easy to bend and shape them to fit whatever purpose you need!
Another thing you can try with this stem is to use browns, reds and oranges instead of the usual iconic greeny/blue eucalyptus colour, and it makes a wonderful fall or autumn display too!
If you fancy making some of these beautiful paper eucalyptus stems, then my free tutorial is available on YouTube now, just click the image below to watch it. And dont forget to grab your paper leaf template too to use alongside the tutorial.
The Eucalyptus Staigerina template is available on it's own, or as part of a bundle with Baby Blue Eucalyptus and Silver Dollar Euclayptus too, which saves you 20% compared to if you bought them individually.
I hope you enjoy making your paper eucalyptus stems, and I'd love to see how they turn out if you fancy sharing your finished creations!
Until next time, happy flower making!