Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Wisteria Vine Wreath Armature
Make sure you harvest sturdy, woody vines that will keep it's shape when you design with it.
Weave wreaths in the foliage stems of a Wisteria vine.
See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to weave a vine wreath.
Place the wreath in a container. You can choose a narrow container to wedge the vine inside...
Or a taller container to wind the wreath around...
Or curl the vine in a shallow container...
Let the flower stems stand upright, supported by the vine. You might have to add a bit of glue to keep the flowers perfectly upright in places where there are fewer vine stems...
... or simply nestle the flower stems between the vine to stay in place.
Weave tiny vine wreaths on the leave stems of a stripped Wisteria vine
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...
Most stems, twigs and even sturdier branches can be bend into shapes. It takes practice and more than a bit of patience. The main idea is to slowly manipulate the branch without...
Reshape a vine wreath into smaller wreaths to combine as a pumpkin
Ooooh! Am I excited to show you this design. It is an ordinary fishbowl vase... balanced on it's side.
Deceptively simple. A design that relies on you working with not against what is already there.
Whether it’s a solid foot for floating flowers, the tips of new growth or the curve of a dried twig your design needs help to stay upright.