Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Add light filled snowy fluff inside a display container
Cut a long section of artificial snow blanket or snow drape (it is the cloth that looks like pillow stuffing) to fluff up with a string of fairy lights to create a loose garland. Use a long tweezer or stick to softly push the garland into the display container.
If you are unsure of how to craft the fluff garland see the Tutorial below.
Wire in a hook for your battery and on off switch so that you can easily operate the lights. I used solar lights so I am making sure the panel is at the back of the design so that it can recharge.
... so that the lights and the snow fluff settled loosely in the display container.
Create a sturdy holder for the solar panel by rolling the wire around the solar disk.
Wind the wire with a clove garland... but make sure the panel is open so that it can recharge.
See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how I make the clove garland.
Add in the rest of your design details...
Did you notice the old favourite of mine... copper wire unraveled from a pot scrubber? I love using this wire. It is not only cost effective but also looks unusual in designs because it is a flat wire. It adds something really special. Book readers turn to page 37 to see more. For more information about my book:
The Effortless Floral Craftsman
And fluff out the snow fluff to make sure it creates a soft and glowy haze that is not distracting.
Design note: The solar panel is designed to go on only when it is dark. Cut a small cardboard disk to cover the solar panel to switch on the lights during daytime.
Make sure it is still easy to operate the on and off switch on the back of the panel.
I have a bit more information about the "messiness" that I want to achieve in this design in our email this week. I would love to hear what you think! You are welcome to reply to the email if you have a question or comment or say hi. If you are not yet signed up, I send out one email every Wednesday morning (Vancouver time) to let you know when the new design is ready for you to view. Each week I also discuss one newsletter exclusive tip of something that I think would help you make the most of whatever I am showing you this week. The sign up is below this post.
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