My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Cut a vine wreath into sections to create a cup shaped armature

Place a dried vine wreath on a flat working surface

Place a dried vine wreath on a flat working surface. Cut it into curved sections.

Cross the first two curves at both sides to create the basic shape

Cross the first two curves at both sides to create the basic shape and secure with bind wire

Bind wire is a paper covered wire. See the Tutorial below for detailed instructions on how to make your own bind wire

This creates a cradle shape for your cup

This creates a cradle shape for your cup

Add another vine curve and secure it at every cross point with wire

Add another vine curve and secure it at every cross point with wire

add another vine curve

... add another vine curve

To blend in with the vine tendrils curl the wire ends

To blend in with the vine tendrils curl the wire ends

See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to create wire tendrils

See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to create wire tendrils

The vine cup is now ready to design with

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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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