Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Glue a forest filigree twig wreath
- 7 December 2011
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This wreath is meant to weather with time so the construction should be very sturdy and secure.
Cut Corkscrew Hazel twigs into short sections
Start to glue the twig filigree wreath into a round framework by placing the thicker stems first
Continue to add one twig at a time to form the wreath
Make sure you secure each twig in many contact points. Now weave in any pliable twigs to create a permanent structure.
The more thin twigs you can weave into the design the better. Create an intricate pattern where the glued twigs are held by the woven twigs and the woven twigs are supported by all the glued twigs.
To encourage moss growth: Paint the wreath with yogurt using the moss as a brush. See the Tutorial below.
Glue the Reindeer moss on to the wreath
Fresh and dried flower bud clusters and operculum of Eucalyptus add a silver green touch to the wreath
Test the wreath by lifting it up and add any twigs where you need more stability. Lastly, I glued in a few crystals and tied a few silver strands of tinsel into bows
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