My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Making the waist corsage using the BoutStix Floral Magnets

Cut a slice of Rainbow Oasis as the base for the corsage

Cut a thin slice of Rainbow Oasis to carve as the base for the corsage design.

Cut out the basic shape

Cut the elongated heart shape out of the Oasis

Smooth the edges

Smooth the edges by sanding it with bits of leftover Oasis

Cardboard back for the corsage

Trace the heart shape on to cardboard for the back of your design. Cut out.

Hollow out a cavity at the back for the magnet

Hollow out a cavity at the back of the Oasis for the BoutStix Floral Magnets. The BoutStix Floral Magnet stick part works really well as a carving tool!

Fit theBoutStix Floral Magnet into the cavity

Fit the BoutStix Floral Magnet into the cavity.

Glue the paper to the foam over the magnet

Glue the paper to the foam to cover the magnet. Spread glue on both the Oasis and the paper. Set aside for a few seconds and glue.

Foam base ready to design with

Your magnet base is now ready to design with.

Cut the Echeveria rosette and glue it to the shape

I used 7 small Echeveria plants for my design. Snip the rosette shaped leaves and glue it to the shape.

Follow the shape with more leaves

Continue to add leaves. Follow the shape of the foam to create a natural looking design.

Cover all the foam with leaves and make sure the sides are very secure

Cover the foam with leaves and make sure the sides are very secure and won't break away from the design. Add the other magnet.

Drape angel hair over the design

Drape angel hair tinsel softly over the design for visual contrast.

Add a few sparkling beads to secure the angel hair

Secure the tinsel with a few sparkling beads.

Your corsage is now ready to wear. The Echeveria corsage will last for weeks (if not longer) Because of the foam base it is also very likely that the leaves will root after a while and can then be planted.

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25 September 2013 Adding beads into a design

I wanted my beads to softly float above my snowball posy. If I glued the beads to some of the flowers it would just disappear in the mass of twigs and flowers.

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