My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Stack a Twig Enclosure

Cut a few twigs

Cut a few twigs, depending on the size of your stacked armature

Find the middle point of string

To tie the armature, find the middle point of a few lengths of string

Tie the string to the twig

Tie the string to the twig

Pull the knot tight and tie the string to the other end.

Pull the knot tight and tie the string to the other end.

Secure two twigs with a knot to this first twig

Secure two twigs with a knot to this first twig

Add another twig and prepare another cross twig as you did the first

Add another twig and prepare another cross twig as you did the first

Secure the twig with a knot and add another twig

Secure the twig with a knot and add another twig

Continue to stack and secure twigs.

Continue to stack and secure twigs.

Wiggle the twigs back in line as you stack

Wiggle the twigs back in line as you stack

Stack the last twig and knot the string

Stack the last twig and knot the string

Snip away the string ends

Snip away the string ends

Wiggle the twigs to stand securely

Wiggle the twigs to stand securely

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Tutorials

22 May 2012 Bite and snap a sturdy twig

Break the sturdy twig on the scribe line.

26 April 2011 Weave a willow twig blind

Weave twigs in parallel to create a twig blind with strong but natural horizontal lines.

29 June 2011 Twig Zipper

I wanted my Zipper to be "edgy" rather than "peaceful", so using bamboo or reeds or willow would not be appropriate.

6 January 2012 Mossy Twig handbag

Radiate short twigs in a circle to make a moss and twig handbag

5 June 2012 Making the Bug Box

The tiny bug box is perfect to carry wedding rings in by a dapper Ring Bearer

3 July 2012 Twig mushroom

Stack and wire a twig mushroom armature

16 October 2012 Taco-shaped twig armature

Make a half-moon shaped armature to fill with flowers

29 January 2014 Twig Shooting Star

Wire and glue a twig armature

Related Designs

17 February 2016 Where would you put it!?!

Tie a twig armature enclosure for fresh flowers

18 January 2017 Look at you!

Tie twigs to shape a hanging armature

11 October 2017 giving a thanks

A wire and acorn thanks

27 December 2017 Can it be?

Craft a pine tube to display a soft and snow filled winter scene

25 April 2018 Get in line!

Line up a few pussy willow twigs for a hanging armature

8 April 2011 Large Open Weave Twig Basket

Easter Basket used in the Durbanville Flower Club Easter Parade Demonstration

21 June 2011 WAFA 10th International Flower Show in Boston USA: This Glorious Earth

I wove my Zipper from just over 300 short, dried rose twigs with tiny thorns on them. The delicate "fabric" at the back of the design is woven rose bush roots. Aranthera and...

5 January 2012 Designing Your Way to Profits

Floral Craftsmanship Article in the Canadian Florist Magazine

16 October 2012 Bright, brighter… brightest!

Celebrate the bright colours of autumn with lilies and Chinese lanterns

24 December 2012 Please have snow… and presents under the tree

Wire a Tiny Twig Treasure Trunk for small Christmas gifts

31 July 2013 Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer

A tiny orchid stem ladder keeps the orchid suspended just above the water line

11 June 2014 To

Make a quick and easy twig disk armature

10 September 2014 Creativity will come

My Twig Bridal Basket design and Tutorial featured in the Extraordinary Wedding Flowers issue of the <strong> New Zealand Floral Design Magazine</strong>