Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
One, two, buckle my shoe.
Three, four, shut the door.
Five, six, pick up sticks.
Seven, eight, lay them straight.
That's pretty much the instructions for this design: Go for a walk, pick up sticks, lay them straight.
The stick insect took a bit more time to make, though!
A closer look at my Twig Stick Insect
I wired the delicate twigs to look like they randomly fell into this upright, standing structure (just like the game Pick-Up Sticks) and then secured the sweet dumpling pumpkins into position.
The rosary vine (Ceropegia woodii) is in a small test tube to make sure it will last as long as the other design elements. All I needed to do to finish my design was to add a few grasses and winged maple seed pods.
This was the first design I did in my "I found it this way" floral art demonstration
Barely there skeleton blossoms with Eucalyptus eyes for my Halloween design... Oh! and a Willow Paddle, which probably should have been the main Tutorial... but... well...
Hoard a few acorns in the fork of a twig to show off a single oncidium orchid.
A clever trick borrowed from art techniques to add dimension to a bright and colourful Autumn floral design.
An all plant zero waste, levitating, twig (with just a splatter of autumn leaves, a breath of spiderweb and float of roots) Halloween decoration with an eerie bat skeleton made...
A hint of a wreath table top design for pre-Halloween decorating.