Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Draw a star shape on cardboard.
Cut out the star.
Wrap the shape with wire.
Soak the wire and cardboard stars in warm water.
When the water is cool to the touch remove the stars...
Pull out the soggy cardboard...
So that you have a puffy star shape to design with.
... to hang in your design.
This week I show you the Tutorial for the wire leaf shown in my book on page 14 ... this time in copper.
The cage spirals to form a basket that wrap around the plump ripe berries (or you can slip in a flower) to hang as connections between the twigs.
For my design I wanted the wreath to look wind blown so I added a few loosely woven twigs into the weave. I also wanted to emphasize the autumn colours so I added a twirling...
Once you figure out how to do the corners weaving a diagonal shape is actually not that hard to do.
Cover a wreath frame with bark strips and fluffed out cotton
I use two methods (or a combination of both) to attach a wreath to a door.
My work is usually so labour intensive... this one came as a wonderful surprise... it really is both quick and easy to craft this wreath!
...ok not really that fancy- it’s made from paper pulp. A cardboard box gift bag wreath… really. In the spirit of 2020- I am inspired by the endless stream of cardboard boxes...
This is the third of my Christmas 2021 series of designs. This year in the form of a mini workshop… my Christmas present to you. Craft the easiest copper bells to hang in a...
...ok not really that fancy- it’s made from paper pulp. A cardboard box Yule log… really. In the spirit of 2020- I am inspired by the endless stream of cardboard boxes being...
Easter Basket used in the Durbanville Flower Club Easter Parade Demonstration
Cover a wreath frame with bark and cotton for a textured Christmas wreath design
Now this is quite a discovery! And it honestly is the easiest and quickest way to go from "I still want to decorate for Christmas" to "... aaand I am done, I made our wreath"