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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Twig cocoon

Glue the cherry twigs on to the frame

I made the outline shape of the cocoon frame from copper wire and then filled in the space by gluing tiny cherry twigs into the wire frame

Cherry twig frame for my cocoon design

Cherry twig frame for my cocoon design. I use copper wire (or Bonzai wire) because it will not be visible when I add flowers to the design

Glue test tubes into the cherry twig cocoon frame

I then glued small glass test tubes into the frame using hot glue. Don't worry too much about the glue strands- it helps keep the Dandelion seeds in place

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16 August 2011 Fast way to fill a lot of test tubes in awkward places

I do not believe in arranging flowers without a water source of some kind. I want my flowers to remain as beautiful for as long as possible and I often get quite creative to...

28 March 2011 Spinning a Hot Glue Spider Web or silk for a Floral Cocoon

How to spin (and remove) hot glue spider web or floral cocoon

16 August 2011 Cut spiked flower stems and foliage into short sections

Orchids grow in long flower spikes. It is great to use the entire stem but sometimes you need shorter section. There is a trick to cutting the stems without leaving a visible...

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