My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Twig Cell phone Charging Station Centrepiece

Measure the box by placing the power strip into the box.

Measure the box (to be used as a shape template) by placing the power strip into the box. It should fit comfortably.

Cut a lot of twigs into smaller snippets

Cut a lot of twigs into smaller snippets

Place the first twig on the box

Place the first twig on the box. Do not glue the twig to the box. Make sure that throughout this design you glue the twigs to the twigs so that it is easy to remove the box.

Place a small drop of hot glue on the twig and glue another twig to that

Place a small drop of hot glue on the twig and glue another twig to that

Follow the box shape and glue twig after twig.

Follow the box shape and glue twig after twig.

Add smaller twigs in between to connect every twig

Add smaller twigs in between to connect every twig with at least one other twig so that you have no loose or dangling twigs

Turn the box and glue twigs to follow the side shape of the box

Turn the box and glue twigs to follow the side shape of the box

Test the shape by wiggling the twigs to make sure it is all connected

Test the shape by wiggling the twigs to make sure it is all connected. Add more twigs if needed.

Lift the twig shape and remove the box

Lift the twig shape and remove the box

Place the twig shape over the power strip and finish your design with flowers

Place the twig shape over the power strip and finish your design with flowers

To keep my orchids and sprouting willow stems fresh I glued in tiny vials filled with water

To keep my orchids and sprouting willow stems fresh I glued in tiny drinking straw vials filled with water

See the Tutorial below for detailed instructions on how to make the vials

Make sure you can easily reach in to plug in a charger without damaging the design

Make sure you can easily reach in to plug in a charger without damaging the design

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Tutorials

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.

4 January 2011 Drinking straw "test tubes"

When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.

13 April 2012 A secret trick to conditioning new growth

Conditioning new growth and sprouts are difficult because the little sprouts have not had time to fully develop its cellular structure to survive being cut and taking up water on...

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