My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Spinning a Hot Glue Spider Web or silk for a Floral Cocoon

To create a spider web or cocoon you will need a hot glue gun and two small blocks of Styrofoam

Press out a good amount of glue onto two pieces of Styrofoam

Press the two pieces together and slowly pull apart to create long glue strands.

Wrap the glue strands over your design for a natural looking web.

Raindrops on the spider web:

To create the raindrops: spray the glue web with water

Hot glue silk on the cherry twig cocoon

Removing hot glue silk from a design:

Blow the web that the glue gun creates away with a hairdryer set on warm.

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Related Designs

16 August 2011 Cherry twig cocoon

Japanese aesthetic, wabi-sabi, acknowledges three simple truths:nothing lasts, nothing is done, and nothing is perfect.

28 March 2011 Spider web covering the design with drops of glittering rain

Weaving hot glue spider webs

12 April 2011 Forest Experience

This was a Flower Fantasy Competition Design staged by the Helderberg Flower Club, Western Cape Association of Flower Arrangers

5 October 2016 I found it this way: Leaf nest design

This was the third design I did in my "I found it this way" floral art demonstration

5 April 2011 Mud!!! Floral Art Demonstration at the Rondebosch Flower Club

My demonstration looked at ways to use mud to enhance floral art.