My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Haphazard twig Rectangle

Paint a few twigs white and lay them on a flat surface

Paint a few twigs white and lay them on a flat surface. Place a tiny bit of glue where the twigs overlap.

Add a few more twigs

Add a few more twigs. Make sure the twigs cross on multiple places to create a strong armature

Keep adding twigs to form a rectangular shape

Keep adding twigs to form a rectangular shape

Add a few short twigs to strengthen any weak spots

Add a few short twigs to strengthen any weak spots. Try to glue each twig at at least two places

Twig rectangle ready to design with

Twig rectangle ready to design with

Glue in a few blades of grass and hang the glass seahorses

Glue in a few blades of grass and hang the glass seahorses

See the Tutorial below for instructions on how to hang the glass seahorses using fishing line.

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Tutorials

28 December 2011 Macramé inspired hanging test tubes

When I hang these delicate glass bubbles I want to make sure they are really secure. By slipping them into Macramé inspired knots they are not only hanging securely but the...

22 May 2012 Bite and snap a sturdy twig

Break the sturdy twig on the scribe line.

Related Designs

14 August 2013 Something Like This

Stack and glue a large twig rectangle to hang as room divider

30 August 2017 If

Place a water tube at an angle in lumber so that the Zantedeschia float just above the base to show off the delicate grass snippets scattered up the stem

29 November 2017 Marcescent

Glue a delicate autumn room devider

25 April 2018 Get in line!

Line up a few pussy willow twigs for a hanging armature

2 January 2019 One New Year’s Wish

Wire a sparkling tinsel garland to dress up a single, elegant Arum lily.

13 October 2011 Direct Contrasts

I have always been fascinated, as a designer, by the idea that there is a point when extremes or direct contrasts flip into its opposite.