Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Daisy shaped Pine Star
Gently pull the needles from the branch keeping both the needles and the sheath intact
The bud scales or sheath is a hollow tube that covers the end of the pine needle keeping the cluster together
Glue two pine needle clusters together with the tiniest drop of glue, at the scale end
Glue on a third cluster
And a fourth cluster...
You need five glued clusters per daisy star
Seperate the needle cluster and bend the one needle to the next cluster
Press the needle into the next cluster so that it is kept in place by the bud scales
The scales are quite strong and will easily hold the needle
I wanted the needles to curve rather than bend and a sharp angle
See the detailed Tutorial below for more instructions on how to manipulate flower stems to bend at an angle rather than snap and break
Bend and tuck the next needle into the pine scale next to it
Each needle neatly tucking into the sheath next to it
Daisy shaped pine star ready to design with
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