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Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Folded Bleached Baby’s Breath Wreath Armature

I used a wreath that I made for a previous design as the basis of my armature. See the Tutorial below for detailed instructions for bleaching Baby's Breath and how to glue the wreath

Place the wreath on a flat working surface and glue in a few green twigs

Place the wreath on a flat working surface and glue in a few green twigs

Fold the wreath in half

Fold the wreath in half

Place a few drops of wood glue in the fold and secure with butterfly hairclips to keep it in place

Place a few drops of wood glue in the fold and secure with butterfly hairclips to keep it in place

Peg a few dried stems into the armature to secure the shape

Peg a few dried stems into the armature to secure the shape. Remove the clips once the glue is dry

Cross the stems to form a grid

Cross the stems to form a grid to both rest the armature on and to place the flower material

Slip a vase under the armature to keep the flower material hydrated

Slip a vase under the armature to keep the flower material hydrated. Fill it with water

Place the heavier pumpkins first

Place the heavier pumpkins first...

Place the orchids in the water and add twigs and autumn leaves

Place the orchids in the water and add twigs and autumn leaves

Add a few more water tubes to add orchids to the armature

Add a few more water tubes to add orchids to the armature

See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how I make my own drinking straws test tubes and hanging it with butterfly feeler wire

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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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