My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Twig cloud mobile

Choose sturdy twigs with a slight curve in it.  Place the stem on a flat working surface.

Choose sturdy twigs with a slight curve in it for your armature.

I sometimes just glue the stems but the Wisteria flowers need a bit more water so this will be a load carrying armature.

Start to wire twigs into the shape of a cloud

Start to wire twigs into the shape of a cloud.

Outline the cloud shape with the twigs

Outline the cloud shape with the twigs like in a child's drawing.

Wire in the twigs to billow out

Wire in the twigs to billow out.

The bottom twigs curve up at the sides and the top twigs curve down

The bottom twigs curve up at the sides and the top twigs curve down.

To create a really sturdy armature wire each twig at at least three points to different twigs

To create a really sturdy armature wire each twig at at least three points to different twigs

Hang the mobile from almost invisible fishing line

Hang the mobile from almost invisible fishing line.

Wire or hang tiny vases to keep the fresh flowers hydrated.

Wire or hang tiny vases to keep the fresh flowers hydrated.

See the Tutorial below for more information on how I hang these glass seahorse vases.

Fill the vases with water

Fill the vases with water. See the Tutorial below for an easy way how.

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Tutorials

3 January 2011 Syringe with tube

Easy way to fill test tubes and easiest way to remove water from a vase

24 April 2013 Macramé hanging vases

Knot wool to create a catch to hang tiny bud vases from

28 December 2011 Macramé inspired hanging test tubes

When I hang these delicate glass bubbles I want to make sure they are really secure. By slipping them into Macramé inspired knots they are not only hanging securely but the...

16 August 2011 Fast way to fill a lot of test tubes in awkward places

I do not believe in arranging flowers without a water source of some kind. I want my flowers to remain as beautiful for as long as possible and I often get quite creative to...

18 January 2012 Butterfly feeler hooks for swinging test tubes

I don't always want to wire my test tubes into the design. I like to create a bit of movement by simply hooking the tubes to gently swing.

16 August 2011 Cut spiked flower stems and foliage into short sections

Orchids grow in long flower spikes. It is great to use the entire stem but sometimes you need shorter section. There is a trick to cutting the stems without leaving a visible...

Related Designs

10 April 2019 Just Like Wisteria Rain

Craft a ethereal design from twigs and wisteria flowers

23 March 2016 Celebrate!

A closer look at my design at the 20th anniversary of Canada Blooms and The Toronto Flower Show

31 May 2017 Let's hang out

Skewer some Eucalyptus to suspend between the orchids

28 December 2011 Bubbly New Year’s Sparklers

Delicate glass bubbles filled with the midnight blue African violet flowers, purple ornamental capsicum and spilling down the design are a few stems of rosary vine

26 June 2012 Diamond Jubilee Waterfall

To commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee and the 20th Anniversary of Friends of Government House Gardens Society a Horticultural event was hosted in the gardens and...

8 August 2012 Stringing in the rain

A veil of green wool, Spanish moss and dried hydrangeas hang over white lilies

14 August 2013 Something Like This

Stack and glue a large twig rectangle to hang as room divider

14 September 2016 Hang on!

Macrame inspired handing seahorse vases

29 March 2017 A Twirl

Suspend a wire chandelier design to twirl

24 April 2013 Hanging Space

Suspend small bud vases with Macramé-like knotted wool. This design is featured on <strong>The Fusion Flowers Magazine</strong> Fusion Links page.