My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Crescent willow moon

Cut two disks from cardboard

Cut two disks from cardboard.

Draw another circle on each disk

Draw another circle on each disk to create the crescent shape.

Cut out the half moon shapes

Cut out the half moon shapes.

Glue the tips of the half moon to connect

Glue the tips of the half moon to connect the shape.

Glue in a strip of cardboard to separate the two halves

Glue in a strip of cardboard to separate the two halves.

Add a few more strips of cardboard to create a sturdy shape

Add a few more strips of cardboard to create a sturdy shape.

Make sure the shape will hold by pressing the edges

Make sure the shape will hold by pressing the edges. Add more cardboard to support any areas that buckles.

Knot a pliable willow stem around the cardboard

Knot a pliable willow stem around the cardboard.

Wrap the willow to closely follow the cardboard shape

Wrap the willow to closely follow the cardboard shape.

Use the thinnest stems for the smaller end pieces.

Use the thinnest stems for the smaller end pieces so that you can wrap it closely to the cardboard.

Then wrap pliable willow tips around the thicker stems to secure it in place

Then wrap pliable willow tips around the thicker stems to secure it in place.

Set the willow armature aside so that the pliable stems can dry

Set the willow armature aside so that the pliable stems can dry permanently into the crescent shape.

Soak the cardboard and willow in warm water

Once dry, soak the cardboard and willow in warm water

Carefully remove the soggy cardboard

Carefully remove the soggy cardboard.

Bend wire into little legs

Bend wire into little legs...

And wrap it around the willow stems in the armature to secure

And wrap the wire around the willow stems in the armature to secure

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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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