Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Barely there Wreath armature
Cut a large circle out of cardboard. Cut another circle to create the wreath shape. I made mine slightly off centre to add visual interest.
Cut strips of cardboard as thick as you want the wreath to be
Glue the strips of cardboard to create a long strip that can go around the cardboard circle
Start to glue the strips to the inside edge of the cardboard wreath shape
Follow the shape closely and secure to the edge
Cut away any leftover strip and glue the shape closed
Do the same with the outside of the circle
Cut away any leftover cardboard and glue to secure the shape
Line the cardboard wreath shape with a thin layer of plastic
Cut the tiny flowers away from a huge bunch of dried Baby's breath
Dip the stem in wood glue thinned with water
And place it in the cardboard wreath shape
Keep adding stems
I wanted my wreath to have a rolling effect so I kept all the stems pointing in the same direction
Lightly add stem after stem without pressing it down
Set the glued wreath shape aside to dry completely. Once dry, inspect the shape by wiggling the stems.
Glue any bits that can be wiggled with more wood glue.
Set the shape aside to dry overnight
Wiggle the wreath from the plastic...
Lift the shape away from the cardboard and again check that it is secure
Glue in a few twigs to make the wreath stand upright. The barely there wreath is now ready to design with
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