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 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
Small little twigs are glued to create a lace-like wreath
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.
I use two methods (or a combination of both) to attach a wreath to a door.
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...
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...
Contemporary Wreath Design demonstration as part of the Durbanville Garden Club's annual Garden Festival, Western Cape, South Africa
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...
This is a detailed look at my first Floral Fable demonstration design