My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Glue a forest filigree twig wreath

This wreath is meant to weather with time so the construction should be very sturdy and secure.

Cut the hazel twigs in short sections for the forest filigree twig wreath

Cut Corkscrew Hazel twigs into short sections

Start to glue the twig filigree twig wreath by making a frame with the larger twigs

Start to glue the twig filigree wreath into a round framework by placing the thicker stems first

Continue adding twigs to form the wreath

Continue to add one twig at a time to form the wreath

Make sure you secure each twig in many contact points

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.

Paint the wreath with yogurt using the moss as a brush on the places you want the moss to grow

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

Glue the Reindeer moss on to the wreath

Glue on the Eucalyptus

Fresh and dried flower bud clusters and operculum of Eucalyptus add a silver green touch to the wreath

A Forest Filigree Christmas wreath for the garden

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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3 September 2014 Glued Twig Snippet Wreath

Small little twigs are glued to create a lace-like wreath

7 December 2011 Encouraging Moss and Lichen to grow on a design

This time of year is best for starting a moss garden. It needs to be cool and wet. Lichen and moss becomes dormant when it is too hot and dry.

7 December 2011 Hang a wreath on a door without knocking nails into the door face

I use two methods (or a combination of both) to attach a wreath to a door.

1 November 2011 Weaving a twig wreath

For my design I wanted the wreath to look wind blown so I added a few loosely woven twigs into the weave. I also wanted to emphasize the autumn colours so I added a twirling...

Related Designs

7 December 2011 Forest Filigree Christmas Wreath

I wanted my Hazel twig wreath to look like forest filigree: mysteriously overgrown, tangled with age and dappled with moss and lichen. The wreath is also dressed with fresh and...

30 March 2011 Garden Wreath Workshop and Demonstration

Contemporary Wreath Design demonstration as part of the Durbanville Garden Club's annual Garden Festival, Western Cape, South Africa

15 March 2012 A Floral Fable Design demonstration Floral Art Structures

I did a Floral Art demonstration at The Capilano Flower Arranging club. Over the next few weeks I will show the designs in detail and add the design tutorials. This week I’ll...

21 March 2012 A Floral Fable: Mood Design

This is a detailed look at my first Floral Fable demonstration design

4 November 2015 Delicate

Bleached Gypsophila wreath with delicate autumn touches

7 February 2018 Up around the bend

Bend Equisetum into curves to wire into an open wreath shape