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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Copper wire Spiral pot scrubber becomes a Tiara

Floral Art design wire tiara.

"Her Fairy Godmother magically appeared and vowed to assist Cinderella in attending the ball. She turned a pumpkin into a coach, mice into horses, a rat into a coachman, and lizards into footman. She then turned Cinderella's rags into a beautiful gown, complete with a delicate pair of glass slippers."

Up-cycle a wire pot scribber to make a tiara

And in my version of the fairy tale: the pot scrubber became her Tiara.

Wire Tiara

A real Cinderella design: one moment scrubbing pots and the next getting ready for the ball.

Wire and Hydrangea Tiara- detail

Up-cycle a copper pot scrubber into a huge roll of copper ribbon wire to make a luxurious tiara fit for a princess for less than $2.

Hydrangea florets on a wire tiara

And dress up the tiara with a few flowers

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5 May 2011 Unravel wire from a copper pot scrubber

Up-cycle a pot scrubber to get a huge roll of very pretty copper wire

5 May 2011 Wire Tiara

Bend and wrap the Tiara out of wire.

5 May 2011 Wire baubles

Make baubles from wire

5 May 2011 Wire curls

curl wire to add to designs

5 May 2011 Add flowers to the Copper wire Tiara

Decorate the wire tiara with florets, curls and baubles

Related Designs

25 April 2011 Drinking straws become flower test tubes

Design 2: Up-cycle drinking straws to make tiny test tubes to hold the orchids on my willow twig blind.

24 April 2011 The plastic inside of a roll of Florist tape becomes a Wrist Corsage

Up-cycle the inner plastic ring from a roll of floral tape to make a wrist corsage. This design was also featured in the Italian floral design magazine Blossom Zine

29 January 2011 Ground Breaking

Water stream breaking through ground in an autumn forest.

14 April 2011 In the Bag

My bag was woven from re-purposed wire and recycled fishing line and tiny stems of growing sweet pea plants and orchids