My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Making the Bug Box

Use four twigs to build two side panels.

Wire a rectangle from four willow twigs.

Tie four twigs to create the side panels.

Make another panel exactly the same size as the first.

Connect the side panels with four shorter twigs.

Separate the two panels with four short twigs and secure with wire to create a box

Tie the two side panels to create the bug box.

Make sure the box is perfectly balanced and can stand straight up.

Add a few green willow stems.

Weave a few thinner hazel branches around the box structure to soften the lines and secure the structure.

Add a few green willow stems.

As you weave, add a curved handle over the top of the bug box.

Glue a few palm leaf and Chrysanthemum petal butterflies to the bug box.

Decorate the structure with flowers, foliage or butterflies

Tie the wedding rings to the bug box with ribbon.

Tie the rings to the box with a ribbon

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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.