My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Barely there Wreath armature

Cut a large circle out of cardboard

Cut a large circle out of cardboard. Cut another circle to create the wreath shape. I made mine slightly off centre to add visual interest.

Cut strips of cardboard as thick as you want the wreath to be

Cut strips of cardboard as thick as you want the wreath to be

Glue the strips of cardboard to create a long strip that can go around the cardboard circle

Glue the strips of cardboard to create a long strip that can go around the cardboard circle

Start to glue the strips to the inside edge of the cardboard wreath shape

Start to glue the strips to the inside edge of the cardboard wreath shape

Follow the shape closely and secure to the edge

Follow the shape closely and secure to the edge

Cut away any leftover strip and glue the shape closed

Cut away any leftover strip and glue the shape closed

Do the same with the outside of the circle

Do the same with the outside of the circle

Cut away any leftlover cardboard and glue to secure the shape

Cut away any leftover cardboard and glue to secure the shape

Line the cardboard wreath shape with a thin layer of plastic

Line the cardboard wreath shape with a thin layer of plastic

Cut the tiny flowers away from a huge bunch of dried Baby's breath

Cut the tiny flowers away from a huge bunch of dried Baby's breath

Dip the stem in wood glue thinned with water

Dip the stem in wood glue thinned with water

And place it in the cardboard wreath shape

And place it in the cardboard wreath shape

Keep adding stems

Keep adding stems

I wanted my wreath to have a rolling effect so I kept all the stems pointing in the same direction

I wanted my wreath to have a rolling effect so I kept all the stems pointing in the same direction

Lightly add stem after stem without pressing it down

Lightly add stem after stem without pressing it down

Set the glued wreath shape aside to dry completely

Set the glued wreath shape aside to dry completely. Once dry, inspect the shape by wiggling the stems.

Glue any bits that can be wiggled with more wood glue.

Glue any bits that can be wiggled with more wood glue.

Set the shape aside to dry overnight

Set the shape aside to dry overnight

Wiggle the wreath from the plastic

Wiggle the wreath from the plastic...

Lift the shape away from the cardboard and again check that it is secure

Lift the shape away from the cardboard and again check that it is secure

Glue in a few twigs to make the wreath stand upright.

Glue in a few twigs to make the wreath stand upright. The barely there wreath is now ready to design with

See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to make twig tangles

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Christine de Beer

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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