Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Measure out three wires and fold it in half.
Slip a twig into the fold...
and twist the wire tightly around the twig
Twist the wire and add the next twig
Add another twig...
And another twig...
... Keep twisting the wire...
... and adding more twigs...
Fold the twig garland in half and twist the wire to secure
Slip a tall vase between the twigs and set it upright
Start a second line of twisted wire, Slip the second wire around a twig and twist to secure
Twist the wire to the next stick
Split the wire open and twist it to secure the next twig
When you reach the first tied twig wrap the wire around it to secure
Secure the third wire to make a third wire ring just as the other two
Work your way around and secure the last twig to the first
Cut and glue some smaller twigs to the armature to break up the stick pattern.
Wiggle the twigs to make sure you glue the twigs to other twigs and not to the glass vase
Carefully turn the vase over and lift the stick armature away.
Stick tube ready to design with
Weave twigs in parallel to create a twig blind with strong but natural horizontal lines.
Wire short twigs around wire rings to create rustic flameless tea-light lanterns
My article and Bamboo Lantern design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine
My Halloween design... with some scary stuff hidden if you can read between the leaves!
Keep flower stems upright with a folded cellophane plastic support that looks like cracked ice.
While waiting for the blossoms to open... why not weave in a touch of Valentine's Day love?
A creative design that has some height to it without blocking the view. This can easily be scaled up or down to match the environment you want to display it in.
Floral styling using mostly dried material that will last the entire Autumn.