Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Ivy vine Christmas tree mobile
Some of the ivy vines might need a bit of help to become more pliable to wrap around the shape. See the detailed Tutorial below for instructions on how I manipulate twigs.
Draw a large Christmas tree shape on cardboard
This will be the outline shape of your Ivy vine tree
Cut out the shape.
Strip the Ivy vine
See the detailed Tutorial below for instructions on how to strip stems for weaving
Wrap the ivy vine around the cardboard
Secure each new stem by latching in to the previous stem
Follow a wild, random pattern crossing over the shape
Each new twig wrapped over the previous stem to secure it in place
Pay special attention to the outlines of the shape
Set the tree shape aside for the twigs to dry and shrink
Dunk the cardboard shape in a tub filled with warm water
Let the cardboard soak up the water to become soggy
Rip away the cardboard leaving the dried vine in place
Work carefully not to break the vine
Lift the ivy vine shape from the water
Weave in fresh vine to fill in any gaps to complete the Christmas tree shape
The Ivy vine Christmas tree is now ready to design with
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