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Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Magnetic Twig Bundle Boutonniere

Read more about Boutstix Floral Magnets on their website

Placing a magnet in a corsage makes it extremely versatile, because it can then be attached to a lapel, dress, belt, sash, handbag, shoes or even used as a removable design accent attached to a curtain tie-back or placed in a book.

Note: Floral Corsages containing magnets will have an affect on a pacemaker or ICD

Cut two short thick twigs and a handful of thin twigs.

Cut two short thick twigs and a handful of thin twigs.

Place the thick twigs on either end of a thin twig and glue

Place the thick twigs on either end of a thin twig and glue

Place and glue a second twig next to the first and glue.

Place and glue a second twig next to the first and glue.

Continue around the thick twig, glueing thinner twigs as you go along

Continue around the thick twig, glueing thinner twigs as you go along

This creates a hollowed out twig bundle.

This creates a hollowed out twig bundle.

When you reach the front half of the thick twig glue shorter twigs to create a gap for the floral material.

When you reach the front half of the thick twig glue shorter twigs to create a gap for the floral material.

Glue twigs on both ends to complete the hollow bundle

Glue twigs on both ends to complete the hollow bundle

The hollowed out area is perfect to fit a Boutstix Magnet in

The hollowed out area is perfect to fit a Boutstix Magnet in

Slip the magnet into the hollowed out twig bundle

Simply separate the plastic encased magnet and the partner magnet and slip the magnet into the hollowed out twig bundle

Place the partner magnet at the back of the twig bundle to make it easy to attach.

Place the partner magnet at the back of the twig bundle to make it easy to attach.

Add a secret water source to keep the orchid fresh and hydrated

Add a secret water source to keep the orchid fresh and hydrated

See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to make really small water tubes out of drinking straws

Place your floral details over the magnet to snugly rest in the hollow created by the twigs

Place your floral details over the magnet to snugly rest in the hollow created by the twigs

Wearing the Boutonniere:

Attach the corsage...

Separate the partner magnet from the twigs. Place the corsage...

...and secure the design with the partner magnet

...and secure the design with the partner magnet

For another Boutstix floral magnet Boutonniere have a look at my video linked below

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Christine de Beer

This is my ongoing creative workbook to research and capture design projects and techniques. You will mostly find ideas for floral art but I will also include some other projects such as gift packaging, cards and even cake decorating with a few lifestyle projects arranged in between.

Everything you see in this workbook was designed, made and photographed by me, unless specific credit is given to another designer.

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