Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Stacked Grass Pyramid Armature
Curl the wire ends over with pliers at the ends to prevent it from scratching the shallow container
Find the middle point of the two wires
Connect the two wires at the middle point to make a X
Make sure the wire frame stands securely
Fit the wire frame in a shallow container
Glue a blade of grass from one end of the wire to the other
Add the next blade of grass moving around the frame
These are the longest blades of grass. The next layer is slightly shorter
Place the next blade of grass over, and slightly in from the one below
And the next blade of grass over, and slightly in from that one.
Keep adding blades of grass layering them around following the wire frame as a guide
Keep stacking grass to create a pyramid shape
The finish of every design should be flawless. Make sure there are no bits of glue visible in your design by carefully removing all traces of spills.
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