My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Twig Lanterns

Cut a handful of small twigs

Cut a handful of small twigs

Cut a twig with a fork in it for each lantern to create a natural hook

Cut a twig with a fork in it for each lantern to create a natural hook for the twig lanterns to hang from

Make two rings from the bale wire for each twig lantern

Make two rings from bale wire for each little lantern, each one just slightly bigger than the flameless candle.

Tie the twigs to the bottom ring with bind wire.

Tie the twigs to the bottom ring with bind wire.

Move all around the wire adding twigs as you go

Move all around the wire adding twigs as you go

Wire two twigs to cross at the bottom of the lantern

Wire two twigs to cross at the bottom of the lantern to create a support for the flameless candle

Tie the twigs to the top wire ring

Tie the twigs to a second wire ring at the top

Decorate the lanterns with flowers, curly hazel twigs and accessories

Hang the lantern from the twig hook.

Sprinkle artificial snow on the designs and hang each lantern from the twig hook

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