My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Magnetic Twig Foundation for a handbag corsage

Measure the length of the bag and cut a few twigs to create the foundation

Drill a small hole on both ends of the twig

Drill a small hole on both ends of each twig

Thread twigs on wire.

Thread twigs on wire.

Secure all four wire ends.

Secure all four wire ends by curling it with pliers.

Measure out a foam sheet and cut to size

Measure out the twig foundation and cut a foam sheet as a protective underlay to protect the handbag from the rough twigs

Polyethylene (PE) foam sheets are spongy and non-abrasive. You can save and up-cycle the foam you get as protective packaging or purchase it from electronic component or packaging supply stores.

The foam sheet should be only slightly smaller than the twigs

The foam sheet should be only slightly smaller than the twigs

Glue two BoutStix Floral Magnets at both ends

Glue two BoutStix Floral Magnets at both ends and remove the shiny partner magnets

Glue the foam sheet over the magnet sticks and onto the twigs

Glue the foam sheet over the magnet sticks and onto the twigs

Secure the twig foundation with the partner magnets

Position the twigs on the bag. Open the bag and secure the twig foundation with the partner magnets

Twig foundation ready to design with

Twig foundation ready to design with

The magnets are strong and the bag can easily be opened and closed.

The magnets are strong and the bag can easily be opened and closed.

Partner magnets on the inside.

Partner magnets on the inside.

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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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