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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Serviette rings

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

I find it easier to match the rings to the serviettes than to spend hours making the rings and then not be able to find exactly the right serviettes.When feeding a crowd paper serviettes are the most convenient.I also tucked a fork into each serviette for the audience to eat their mud pie with while I demonstrate.

Autumn serviette rings

Cut a paper tube into strips. Glue torn pieces of coloured tissue paper to a paper towel tube. Wrap copper wire several times around the tube. Twist the wire to tie and curl with the back of a knife as you would ribbon. (see my Tutorial by following the link below)

Autumn serviette rings.

Autumn themed serviette rings.

Decorate with vine twigs with tendrils, acorns, leaves and beads.

Decorate with vine twigs with tendrils, acorns, leaves and beads.

I also made roses from autumn leaves

I also made roses from autumn leaves

Autumn serviette rings

Each one delicate, fragile and most importantly- unique!

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6 September 2011 Autumn leaf Roses

I used to make baskets full of these when I was a little girl. We had a big Acasia thorn tree and I used to spear my “roses” onto the tree pretending I was the fairy responsible...

2 June 2011 Papier Mache

I save all the thin tissue paper or un-printed newsprint papers that are wrapped around the flowers that are delivered to me to make batches of Papier Mache with. These sheets...

5 May 2011 Unravel wire from a copper pot scrubber

Up-cycle a pot scrubber to get a huge roll of very pretty copper wire