Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Gently smooth the pine needle between the pads of you fingers. This breaks down the structure of the needle making it curve rather than bend at a sharp angle
See the Tutorial below for more information about manipulating twigs to make the bend rather than break
Wrap the needle around a dowel to create a perfect circle. Secure with a tiny drop of floral glue
Remove the pine circles carefully from the dowel
Finish making all the circles you will need before assembling the baubles
Slip one circle into another
And a third circle over the first two
Build up the bauble shape by slipping in circles
Most stems, twigs and even sturdier branches can be bend into shapes. It takes practice and more than a bit of patience. The main idea is to slowly manipulate the branch without...
A glue-less all natural way to make a garland
All natural decoration with a secret water source to keep the fresh flowers hydrated
I build up the spheres by weaving willow wreaths and then use those to shape the ball
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...
A wire Christmas star with a secret plan to hide the twinkle
This is the second of my Christmas 2021 series of designs. This year in the form of a mini workshop… my Christmas present to you. Craft a three twig sphere snow man to proudly...