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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Daisy shaped Pine Star

Gently pull the needles from the branch

Gently pull the needles from the branch keeping both the needles and the sheath intact

The bud scaled or sheath is a hollow tube that covers the end of the pine needle

The bud scales or sheath is a hollow tube that covers the end of the pine needle keeping the cluster together

Glue two pine needle clusters together

Glue two pine needle clusters together with the tiniest drop of glue, at the scale end

Glue on a third cluster

Glue on a third cluster

And a fourth cluster

And a fourth cluster...

You need five glued clusters per daisy star

You need five glued clusters per daisy star

Seperate the needle cluster and bend the one needle to the next cluster

Seperate the needle cluster and bend the one needle to the next cluster

Press the needle into the next cluster so that it is kept in place by the bud scales

Press the needle into the next cluster so that it is kept in place by the bud scales

The scales are quite strong and will easily hold the needle

The scales are quite strong and will easily hold the needle

Make sure the needles curve rather than bend

I wanted the needles to curve rather than bend and a sharp angle

See the detailed Tutorial below for more instructions on how to manipulate flower stems to bend at an angle rather than snap and break

Bend and tuck the next needle into the pine scale next to it

Bend and tuck the next needle into the pine scale next to it

Each needle neatly tucking into the sheath next to it

Each needle neatly tucking into the sheath next to it

Daisy shaped pine star ready to design with

Daisy shaped pine star ready to design with

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Tutorials

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...

27 November 2012 Single strand pine needle chain-link garland

A glue-less all natural way to make a garland

10 December 2014 Pine Bauble

Pine needles create tiny balls

24 December 2012 Pine Cone Roses

Cut pine cones smaller to look like roses

14 August 2012 Pine scale wreath

Break pine scales from the cone and glue on a wreath frame to create a continuous pine scale wreath

12 December 2012 Piled Pine Needle Tabletop Wreath

Use wood glue to make a light as air table top wreath from pine needles

12 December 2012 Eucalyptus Snow Flakes

Glue seeded eucalyptus snow flakes

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