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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Twig Dome Armature

Cover a large mixing bowl with plastic wrap

Cover a large mixing bowl with plastic wrap.

Cut a few sturdy twigs into snippets

Cut a few sturdy twigs into snippets... start to glue them to follow the contours of the bowl.

See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on an easy way to cut sturdy twigs cleanly.

Make sure you glue twigs to twigs

Make sure you glue twigs to twigs... and not the twigs to the bowl.

To create a really sturdy armature glue each twig to at least three other twigs

To create a really sturdy armature glue each twig to at least three other twigs...

It's worth the effort to concentrate on creating a sturdy foundation

It's worth the effort to concentrate on how you glue these twigs to create a very sturdy armature that wont fall apart as you start designing. Three connections usually does the trick.

Once covered carefully lift the armature from the bowl

Once covered carefully lift the armature from the bowl.

Glue in twigs to make sure the entire armature is free standing

Glue in twigs to make sure the entire armature is free standing...

And for my design I added some curly twigs

... And for my design I added some curly twigs around the edge so that the armature is slightly lifted from the surface and not standing flat-footed on the table.

Place the twig dome over a glass container

Place the twig dome over a glass container.

Fill the container with water

Fill the container with water...

Place your flowers into the armature

Place your flowers into the armature.

And add a few sparkling dew drop crystals to the design

And add a few sparkling dew drop crystals to the design.

See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how I add sparkling crystals to my designs.

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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.

6 February 2019 Winter White Twig Screen

Glue twigs to screen delicate flowers for a wintry design.

16 January 2019 Delicate Twig Hammock Armature to keep tulips upright in a shallow container

Craft a suspended armature to create a clear winter design.

25 December 2018 Twig Snowflake

Glue twigs into a snowflake twig armature for Christmas trimmings.

11 February 2015 Stripping foliage from weaving stems

Remove foliage from stems to weave with

29 July 2015 Disk Twig Armature

Glue a few wigs to follow the shape of a glass bowl to create a disk armature

29 November 2017 Autumn Screen

Craft a hanging twig and autumn leaf design

6 September 2011 Twig collar

Create a light and transparent collar-base for the large composite flower to nestle into.

24 July 2012 Stacked Twig Roundabout

This is a great way to use all those bits of twigs and sticks in your design room to make a floral armature

Favourite Flowers

Lathyrus

Sweet pea

Related Designs

17 July 2019 … and... a bit more... effort… to make it special

Instead of just placing a handful of twigs and two stems of sweet peas in a vase... why not...?

6 February 2019 Tread softly on winter

A delicate winter twig armature to show off the delicate beauty of these early spring coloured tulips.

16 January 2019 Every. Single. Week.

Stand tulips upright in a shallow container with a suspended twig armature.

29 July 2015 Beautiful Things

Glue a few twigs into a disk armature

29 November 2017 Marcescent

Glue a delicate autumn room devider

6 September 2011 When Autumn Fall

Autumn leaf composite flower

24 July 2012 A little bit of Art and Soul

A twig structure with roses