My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Moss Heart

Fold a section of biodegradable copper mesh in half.

Fold a section of biodegradable copper mesh in half.

Cut the biodegradable bronze net into a fat heart shape.

Cut the bronze net into a plump heart shape.

The fold in the copper mesh becomes one long side of the heart shape

The fold in the copper mesh becomes one long side of the heart shape

Curve the heart shape to give it dimension.

Curve the heart shape to give it dimension. Start with the rounded side and bend and press in.

Curve the sides.

Bend the sides in and puff out the inside of the heart

Place moss in the wire mesh frame.

Place moss in the wire mesh frame.

Press the moss to create a firm shape for the plants to grow in.

Press the moist moss into the shape to create a firm shape for the plants to grow in.

Fill the whole heart shape.

Stuff the entire shape and add a bit extra moss to take up the space when you fold the shape closed

Make hooks with your pliers to close the heart shape.

Make hooks in all the wire ends with your pliers.

Close the hooks firmly with your pliers

Hook all the wires and close the hooks firmly with your pliers

Soak the heart in water for a few minutes

Dip the moss in water to make sure it is moist. Set aside to drain.

Push the rosary vine (ceropegia woodii) stems deep into the wet moss with a nail cuticle pusher

Push the rosary vine (ceropegia woodii) stems deep into the wet moss with a nail cuticle pusher. The rosary vine will root and continue to grow around the moss heart. The wire mesh will eventually biodegrade and the rosary vine will take its place to hold the firm shape.

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