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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Sticky Shooting Star

Snip the gypsophila flowers from the stems.

Set aside a few of the most perfect gypsophila stems. Snip the rest of the gypsophila flowers from their stems.

Cut the gypsophila stems into tiny twig pieces.

Cut the gypsophila stems into tiny stick pieces.

Pour wood glue over the twigs.

Pour wood glue over the sticks.

Thin the glue with warm water.

Thin the glue with warm water.

Mix the glue, sticks and water.

Mix the glue, sticks and water.

Draw the star shape on cardboard with a marker.

Draw the star shape on cardboard with a marker.

Tape clear plastic over the star drawing.

Tape clear plastic over the star drawing.

Place the sticky mixture on the plastic star.

Place the sticky mixture on the plastic star.

Keep the sticks light and do not press flat.

Keep the sticks light and airy, do not press flat. Add the sticks in layers to create a see-through veil.

Glue in the dandelion seeds and light feathers and remove the plastic when dry.

Dip dandelion seeds (not the fluffy side) and small white feathers into the glue and balance them on the twigs. Let the star dry over night. Remove the plastic when dry.

Add a few grasses and white feathers

Add a few long stems of white gypsophila flowers and grass

Dandelion seeds and baby’s breath star.

and a spiky barbed wire (see Tutorial below) for contrast

Wish Upon a Dandelion Star seen from the back.

Back of the design: Weave the long Gypsophila stems and place in a vase

The gyp will dry beautifully and the grass will become even more fluffy over time.

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Tutorials

12 June 2012 Delicate Decorative Barbed Wire

Very thin barbed wire to add contrast to a soft and fluffy design

Favourite Flowers

Gypsophila

Baby’s breath, soap wort, Gyp, Gypsophila

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