My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Physalis Pod Stick-man

Cut thin twigs for arms and fingers. Bend the arms to create an elbow

See the Tutorial below for detailed instructions on how to manipulate and bend twigs.

As a quick cheat draw a face on the pod

Bend twigs to craft the legs

Glue on twig toes

Glue the arms and legs to the twig body

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Tutorials

19 February 2013 Manipulating stems: Snapping at an angle, Bending, Spiraling, Curling and Straightening

Most stems, twigs and even sturdier branches can be bend into shapes. It takes practice and more than a bit of patience. The main idea is to slowly manipulate the branch without...

6 November 2012 Stalk and Husk Scarecrow

Use husks or dried leaves to make a scarecrow or doll

5 January 2011 Palm leaf Hopper-flies (grasshoppers and butterflies)

Weave grasshoppers or butterflies (or fireflies) from palm leaves

18 February 2015 Grass Spiral Snail

Fold a foliage snail

17 June 2015 Zig zag Palm Dragonfly

Fold a dragonfly from a long strand of grass or palm leaf

24 September 2014 Folding a Frog

Fold and weave a frog from grass

6 February 2013 Fold a Foliage Fish

Fold and weave a fish from two blades of grass

17 July 2012 Guacamole Green Coiled Grass Chameleon

My Chameleon is mono-botanical. Made from coiled grass

1 February 2012 Love Bug

Heart shaped rosery vine and pine love bug

Favourite Flowers

Physalis

Chinese lantern, cape gooseberry, Peruvian cherry, Inca berry

Related Designs

31 October 2017 Mr Twig-or-cheat

An extra Almost-a-Design for Halloween this year

6 November 2012 Mr. Stalk, the Seriously Terrifying Scarecrow, on his Day Off

An easy going design of ripped grass and calla lilies. But look a bit closer. See if you can find Mr. Stalk relaxing somewhere between the blades of grass.