Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
I made these for my Mud demonstration. The demonstration was on my birthday and I served mud-pies to the members.
I find it easier to match the rings to the serviettes than to spend hours making the rings and then not be able to find exactly the right serviettes.When feeding a crowd paper serviettes are the most convenient.I also tucked a fork into each serviette for the audience to eat their mud pie with while I demonstrate.
Cut a paper tube into strips. Glue torn pieces of coloured tissue paper to a paper towel tube. Wrap copper wire several times around the tube. Twist the wire to tie and curl with the back of a knife as you would ribbon. (see my Tutorial by following the link below)
Autumn themed serviette rings.
Decorate with vine twigs with tendrils, acorns, leaves and beads.
I also made roses from autumn leaves
Each one delicate, fragile and most importantly- unique!
I used to make baskets full of these when I was a little girl. We had a big Acasia thorn tree and I used to spear my “roses” onto the tree pretending I was the fairy responsible...
I save all the thin tissue paper or un-printed newsprint papers that are wrapped around the flowers that are delivered to me to make batches of Papier Mache with. These sheets...