Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Twig Cell phone Charging Station Centrepiece
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
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
Follow the box shape and glue twig after 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
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
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 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
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.
When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.
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...
My article and a floral cell phone re-charge station design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine