Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Dried twig dome
Place a few dried twigs in a bowl
Pour out wood glue into the bowl
Mix in some water to thin the glue
Mix to soak the twigs with glue
Line a round bowl with plastic wrap and start to stack the twigs to follow the shape
Keep adding twigs.
Follow the shape of the bowl
Stack the twigs up the side of the bowl
Set aside to dry completely
Carefully lift the twigs from the bowl
Peel away the plastic wrap
Set the dome over a container
Glue bigger twigs to the outside
Add a few more twigs...
Cross the twigs to give it a scattered appearance.
Lay a few bigger twigs over the dome.
Finish the dome with a few crystals and scattered wax snow
See the Tutorial below for instructions on up-cycling wax as snow
Lift the dome to set the flame-less candle in place. Add the fresh flowers
See the Tutorial below for instructions on how to temporarily secure a candle in a container.
See Tutorial below for making tiny drinking straw test tubes to keep the flower material fresh.
Carefully thread the twig dome through willow twigs and design a dried twig nest. See the detailed Tutorial below
Artificial snow can be very "chemical" and flowers deteriorate quickly when exposed to it. It also dissolves in water. I use candle wax as "snow"
When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.
A temporary but very secure way to keep a candle in place in a design