Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Sticks stuck in a twig on sticks armature
Drill five holes in three twigs
Space out the holes evenly
Insert delicate sticks into the tiny holes
Twist the sticks so that it faces the same direction
Do the same with the other two sticks
Push a stick into the last hole from under the twig.
And another stick on the other end to create legs
Stand the twig armatures and adjust to make sure it is balanced by snipping away some of the stick ends
Weave grasshoppers or butterflies (or fireflies) from palm leaves
Sticks and twigs create a resting spot for palm and rose butterflies
To create this huge Protea I took apart nine Protea flower heads and glued the tepals and bracts back on to a polystyrene ball to create a large Protea composite flower that is...