Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Fluffy pillow filler tree skirt
Place the tree in a Kenzan to keep it upright.
This is great for tiny hand-crafted trees. For bigger trees you can place it in a container filled with sand, rocks or set in concrete.
Measure out how big you want the tree skirt
See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to use a Kenzan.
Cut a disk out of the stuffing so that it covers the entire base of the tree
Cut into the disk from the edge to the mid point
This makes it easier to wrap the stuffing around the tree base
Open up the disk and slip it around the tree base.
Neatly tuck the stuffing around the tree.
Sprinkle with a few bits of artificial snow
Butterfly hair clips are the perfect little claws to help you hold tiny items in place while you wait for glue to dry
This is an easy and quick way to make sure your table design is the right hight
The wire spirals are supported on wire sections pressed into the wax
Glue curved twig snippets to craft a delicate winter white Christmas tree
Cotton balls can be unrolled and fluffed to create long garlands of "snow"
Use wood glue to make a light as air table top wreath from pine needles
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"
Twist ivy vines around a cardboard shape to create a lace fine Christmas tree mobile.
Cover a cardboard shape in cotton and bark to create a floral armature
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
Cover a wreath frame with bark strips and fluffed out cotton
Glue the most delicate twig table top Christmas tree
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Glue bark to a wire frame to create a Christmas stocking armature