My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

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Tutorials

13 February 2019 Willow and Rose heart armature

Weave willow stems into a heart shaped armature.

19 February 2013 Manipulating stems: Snapping at an angle, Bending, Spiraling, Curling and Straightening

Most stems, twigs and even sturdier branches can be bend into shapes. It takes practice and more than a bit of patience. The main idea is to slowly manipulate the branch without...

22 May 2012 Bite and snap a sturdy twig

Break the sturdy twig on the scribe line.

4 January 2011 Drinking straw "test tubes"

When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.

11 February 2015 Stripping foliage from weaving stems

Remove foliage from stems to weave with

18 January 2012 Butterfly hairclip claws to hold twigs in place while glue dries

Butterfly hair clips are the perfect little claws to help you hold tiny items in place while you wait for glue to dry

11 February 2015 Willow Heart Wand

10 February 2016 Free Standing Twig and Wire Heart Armature

Bend wires and fill in the gabs with Stillingia twigs to make a delicate heart armature

8 February 2017 A Sprouting Spring Twig Heart

Carefully glue a twig armature to display the mini-miniature Darling orchids

1 February 2012 Love Bug

Heart shaped rosery vine and pine love bug

14 February 2018 Wire two Equisetum shoots into a heart

A wire in the hollow cavity inside a shoot of equisetum makes it easy to manipulate into a heart

10 September 2012 Braid a Celtic heart knot

Braid or knot a traditional Celtic heart with foliage

7 February 2012 Moss Heart

Biodegradable copper mesh makes the perfect shape to fill with moss to grow tiny stem plants

4 April 2018 Tap in a Twig Support

Wedge snipped twigs into a glass vase to act as a support for your flowers

28 January 2015 Well Rooted Sprouting Willow Weave

Weave a sprouting armature

Favourite Flowers

Rosa

Rose

Salix matsudana "Tortuosa"

Curly Willow, Chinese Willow, Tortured Willow, Globe Willow, Dragon's Claw, Hankow Willow

Related Designs

11 February 2015 Love Spell

Weave willow to create a heart shaped wand design

10 February 2016 Be My Twig-Heart

Glue an upright twig heart for a freestanding Valentine's display

8 February 2017 It could hold

A fragile looking heart made from twigs that can hold a lot of orchids

14 February 2018 Two Are

Equisetum Valentine's hearts

4 April 2018 Grow on it

Wedge twigs into a vase to create a grid.