My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Stacked Twig Roundabout

Snip all kinds of twigs and start to glue.

Snip all kinds of twigs and start to glue in a wide circle with hot glue.

Glue each twig to have at least two connection points.

Glue each twig to have at least two connection points.

Continue to glue twigs in a round shape.

Continue to glue twigs in a round shape.

Add a few extra twigs to fill in any gaps and to add bulk.jpg

Once you have the basic circle shape add a few extra twigs to fill in any gaps and to add bulk. The more twigs you add the stronger the armature. Because I am adding quite a few test tubes filled with roses I wanted my armature to be very strong and balanced.

Make a second twig circle exactly the same size as the first.

Make a second twig circle exactly the same size as the first.

Separate the two circles by gluing twigs to each side.

Separate the two circles by gluing twigs to each side. This also makes it easy for the design to stand vertically

The sticks separating the two circles are ideal to tie test tubes to for the flowers.

The sticks separating the two circles are ideal to tie test tubes to for the flowers.

Stacked Twig Roundabout.

Stacked Twig Roundabout... almost a wreath, but not quite

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Tutorials

1 November 2011 Weaving a twig wreath

For my design I wanted the wreath to look wind blown so I added a few loosely woven twigs into the weave. I also wanted to emphasize the autumn colours so I added a twirling...

22 May 2012 Bite and snap a sturdy twig

Break the sturdy twig on the scribe line.

24 July 2012 Blow away hot glue strands

When you glue a structure with hot glue there are always a few stray strands of glue stuck all over the design. Blow it away with a hairdryer.

Related Designs

24 July 2012 A little bit of Art and Soul

A twig structure with roses

30 May 2012 The Beauty in the Sleeping Woods

As a floral artist I am inspired by the endurance of nature and my work is still re-creating the Sleeping Beauty Castle of my imagination.

18 December 2013 Jingle Belling

Glue a stacked twig round-about to use as a Christmas table top wreath

21 October 2015 Watch the leaves turn

Roll autumn leaves to create a wreath

29 June 2016 Make the design

Weave a reed cradle to suspend orchids from

26 October 2016 Harvest Moon

Fold a fine twig wreath in half to create a moon shaped armature

12 July 2017 Sparkler

A radiating twig design

6 September 2017 One of those difficult questions

Glue a bunch of twigs inside a container to create a round stack

27 December 2017 Can it be?

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

7 February 2018 Up around the bend

Bend Equisetum into curves to wire into an open wreath shape

5 December 2018 Personal Preference

The third design I did for my book launch demonstration looking at aspects that influences my effortless style of designing.

17 July 2019 … and... a bit more... effort… to make it special

Instead of just placing a handful of twigs and two stems of sweet peas in a vase... why not...?

20 January 2011 The last Vine Wreath

Every designer knows how to stretch their supplies. We use and re-use our dried plant material until our fellow designers feel like hiding it from us. I formed such an...