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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Wisteria Wreath Vine

Strip the Wisteria vine of all leaves

Strip the Wisteria vine of all leaves.

See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to strip weaving stems.

The vine is now ready to weave into wreaths

The vine is now ready to weave into wreaths.

Loop the stem

Loop the stem.

See the Tutorial below if you need a more detailed Tutorial on how to manipulate stems without snapping them.

Press the stem through the loop as if you are making a knot

Press the stem through the loop as if you are making a knot.

Weave the stem through the loop to create a tiny wreath

Weave the stem through the loop to create a tiny wreath.

See the Tutorial below if you need more detailed instructions on how to weave a wreath.

Secure the stem end by pressing the stem end into the wreath

Secure the stem end by pressing the stem end into the wreath.

Loop the next stem

Loop the next stem.

Moving on to the next all the way down the vine.

Moving on to the next all the way down the vine.

Creating a wreath filled vine to design with

Creating a wreath filled vine to design with.

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Tutorials

11 February 2015 Stripping foliage from weaving stems

Remove foliage from stems to weave with

1 November 2011 Weaving a twig wreath

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...

5 September 2018 Wisteria Vine Wreath Armature

Create a barely there armature with sturdy end of season vines.

11 February 2015 Willow Heart Wand

18 April 2018 Clematis Vine Swing

Weave a delicate nest for a small spring design.

19 February 2013 Manipulating stems: Snapping at an angle, Bending, Spiraling, Curling and Straightening

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...

24 May 2017 Chain link wreath weaving

Weave a few small wreaths to connect

27 September 2017 Tendril vine Wreath Pumpkin

Reshape a vine wreath into smaller wreaths to combine as a pumpkin

21 March 2018 Craft a Spring basket from a wreath

A wide gap nearly basket for nearly spring

Related Designs

5 September 2018 Wreath Vine Season!

Weave tiny wreaths on the stems of Wisteria vines

11 September 2019 Transition into Fall

A sustainable, absolutely no waste floral design using willow to suspend your flower head in your arrangement.

8 January 2020 Rest a bit here

Gently curve a shallow area with a leaf to showcase a gorgeous flower with a short stem in a water filled vase

13 May 2020 be MINDFUL of the invisible stuff you add

Left over flowers and off-cuts are ideal to transform into a quick floral crown or necklace. This is the absolute easiest design, yet!

24 June 2020 End Up

Connect small wreaths to create a pretty summer armature to arrange your flowers on.

12 August 2020 A lesson in letting be

Deceptively simple. A design that relies on you working with not against what is already there.

19 August 2020 All round pretty sweet and short

Frame a passion flower in a vine wreath for a short lived but so pretty arrangement.

16 September 2020 The circle of making new things:

A wreath armature design for early Autumn... this takes the split armature Tutorial I showed you last month a little bit further.

7 April 2021 First we learn HOW to design… and then we learn how only WE design.

Whipped up to be light in the Spring breeze wreath design.

11 February 2015 Love Spell

Weave willow to create a heart shaped wand design

18 April 2018 Swing Vine

Weave a delicate vine swing to nestle a small vase with spring flowers in

24 May 2017 Link

weave a few wreaths to link

27 September 2017 As tendrils tend to do

Curl a wreath with tendrils to create a twig-pumpkin

21 March 2018 Bring some Spring

Just like the weather is only hinting at spring, so is this design only hinting at being a basket