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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Mud Pie baskets

I made these for my Mud demonstration. The demonstration was on my birthday and I served Mud-pies to the members at the club.

Mud Floral Art Demonstration

The baskets are made from plastic cupcake holders.

Plastic mud pie baskets

The lids became the lower baskets and the cups the taller ones. The handles are packaging straps that I glued with a hot glue gun.

Mud pie baskets

Lightly dust the bowl of the baskets either red or wheat spray paint. Then I glued strips of burgundy or cream tissue paper around each handle with wood glue.

Wrap the mud pie baskets

Wrap the bowl of the basket with strips of ripped flax.

Mud pie

Next I decorated each basket. Add a generous length of ribbon, some coloured beads, wire and a butterfly woven from palm leaves.

Insert a paper cupcake cup into each basket before adding a slice of Mud pie.
Some additional baskets were decorated with Cape Gooseberry pods and others with butterfly nets.

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14 January 2011 Ripping Flax

Flax can be ripped into fibres creating long and versatile strips

5 January 2011 Palm leaf Hopper-flies (grasshoppers and butterflies)

Weave grasshoppers or butterflies (or fireflies) from palm leaves

20 March 2011 Butterfly Net

You will need wire, a short stick, twig, dowel or bamboo and net.

Related Designs

23 March 2011 and to share with your Flower Friends on your birthday?

Because it was my birthday I wanted to give the audience each a slice of birthday cake to celebrate with me. For obvious reasons I settled on dark chocolate Mud Pies.

23 March 2011 Mud Pies for my flower friends on my birthday

Mud Pie Baskets, Serviettes in themed Serviette Rings and Booklets