My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Pumpkin legs

I wanted my pumpkin to lift its head slightly so that it is easy to see the beautiful sepals inside. Making tiny legs also prevent the pumpkin from rolling.

Cut wooden sticks at a sharp angle

Cut wooden sticks at a sharp angle... you can use Popsicle sticks or...

A sturdy stick for a more natural look

A sturdy stick for a more natural look.

Carefully position the twig

Carefully position the twig.

Pumpkin legs

Make a small hole or Hammer the wood into the pumpkin.

Seal with Oasis Floral Adhesive

Seal the wound with Oasis Floral Adhesive to prevent moisture loss.

And position the pumpkin to stand on it's three legs

And position the pumpkin to stand on it's three legs

Neatly balanced in your design

Neatly balanced in your design.

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7 September 2012 The Three legged trick for Upright Constructions

When in doubt, always give your armature three legs. Two legs are simply not enough and four legs will wobble if it is even slightly off balance.

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