Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Bundled up Rosehip Scatter twigs… for anywhere you need a small frosted winter decorating touch
Frost a few delicate twigs with artificial snow and dew drop crystals.
You can find detailed Tutorials for both adding artificial snow to twigs and how I add dew drop crystals with a pin below this post.
Create a nice looking bundle by gathering the twigs similar to what you would do creating a swag.
Tie the twigs with ribbon.
Style the ribbon by draping it around the twigs.
Design note: I like to add a wind blown ribbon to my designs. The kind of ribbon that looks like the wind completed the design for me. But you might like to add a bow or even a double bow. Whatever your style is... go with that.
If you want to explore more about developing your personal style and how working in your own way makes your work easier... and more fun have a look at my book.
For more information about my book: The Effortless Floral Craftsman
Add in a few more crystals.
And freeze the ribbon in place by adding a frosting of artificial snow. Paint the edges of the ribbon with clear drying wood glue...
Sprinkle on the artificial snow...
And prop up the ribbon with the snow so that it dries in place.
Set the twig bundles aside so that the glue dries to set the ribbon.
Lift the bundles up to test to see if the ribbon is frosted exactly how you want it to be.
Add more glue and snow anywhere where the ribbon is not stiffened enough.
I rather liked the twigs just like that... but if you are already missing the glow of Christmas you can add a few flowers and berries...
Simply set the bundles wherever you want a touch of winter...
Glue in a few Kalanchoe flowers.
And a few dried rosehips.
... to finish the winter display design. Book readers find more information about preserving plant material on page 110 onwards. But to get you started I show you how I dried the rosehips in our email this week.
Design note: these acrylic reindeer are absolutely amazing... great quality and inexpensive. I have linked them for you in my email if you want to have a look.
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It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
This design can easily scale up or down by using larger or smaller pieces of wood to create a larger wall panel or make a few of these panels to stack as tiles to create a more...
Glue curved twig snippets to craft a delicate winter white Christmas tree
Frost a few twigs to craft a delicate armature for fragrant freesias
Craft a suspended armature to create a clear winter design.
Connect twigs with puddles of artificial snow to craft a winter armature for your flowers.
Fake an early Spring by crafting a long lasting stick bundle that has a blossoming branch of succulent flowers.
A great do-in-advance and reusable design solution for a winter, early spring floral display.
Remember how Olaf from Frozen remained cool? With a personal flurry, of course! Two fishbowls, stacked and you are very nearly done.
… ideal for fresh floral displays because it has a hidden water source that can be refilled and the candle can be switched on and off without disturbing the design.
Perfect design for a warmer than usual winter design that hints at thawing.
My article and a floral panel design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine
Glue the most delicate twig table top Christmas tree
Stand tulips upright in a shallow container with a suspended twig armature.
A Merry Christmas Twig Snowflake
A delicate winter twig armature to show off the delicate beauty of these early spring coloured tulips.
A bundle of twigs armature to create a pretend Spring design for a snowy morning.
A creative design that has some height to it without blocking the view. This can easily be scaled up or down to match the environment you want to display it in.
...ok not really that fancy- it’s paper pulp. Cardboard boxes, really. In the spirit of 2020- I am inspired by the endless stream of cardboard boxes being delivered. My list of...
...ok not really that fancy- it’s paper pulp. Cardboard boxes, really. In the spirit of 2020- I am inspired by the endless stream of cardboard boxes being delivered. This week...
Place a small fishbowl vase at an angle to look like it is pouring out flowers and twigs.