My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Acorn fork

Choose a fresh, green twig with a nice fork in the branches

Choose a fresh, green twig with a nice fork in the branches.

You can also use a dried twig but then you would need to drill guide holes into the wood for the wire support.

Press a pin into the wood to make a hole

Press a pin into the wood to make a hole.

Replace the pin with a thin wire and press a hole into the opposite side

Replace the pin with a thin length wire and press a hole into the opposite side

You can also use pins instead of wire if your fork in the twig is not as wide as this one. I used wire because I wanted to adjust the length of the wires before gluing the acorns in.

Overlap the wires where the twig split

Overlap the wires where the twig split to offer additional support.

Place the twig in your container and cut it to size

Place the twig in your container and cut it to size

Glue in the acorns to build up the armature

Glue in the acorns to build up the armature

Glue in a tiny water tube

Glue in a tiny water tube.

I make water tubes from drinking straws. See the Tutorial below for detailed instructions

Finish the acorn armature around the water tube

Finish the acorn armature around the water tube

Fill the water tube with water and add the fresh floral material

Fill the water tube with water and add the fresh floral material

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This is my ongoing creative workbook to research and capture design projects and techniques. You will mostly find ideas for floral art but I will also include some other projects such as gift packaging, cards and even cake decorating with a few lifestyle projects arranged in between.

Everything you see in this workbook was designed, made and photographed by me, unless specific credit is given to another designer.

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