My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Twig Snowflake

Draw the snowflake pattern on a large cardboard

Draw the snowflake pattern on a large cardboard.

Cover the cardboard with plastic

Cover the cardboard with plastic.

Cut twigs into small snippets to glue in the shape of the snowflake

Cut twigs into small snippets to glue in the shape of the snowflake.

Follow the shape

Follow the shape...

Overlap the ends of the twigs to make sure they are glued securely in place

Overlap the ends of the twigs to make sure they are glued securely in place.

Match the natural shape of the twigs to the snowflake pattern

Match the natural shape of the twigs to the snowflake pattern.

Glue in the middle star shape of the snowflake

Glue in the middle star shape of the snowflake.

Flip the shape over

Flip the shape over.

And glue in more twigs following the star shape

And glue in more twigs following the star shape to create a strong armature that can carry the weight of the Christmas decorations and flowers.

Glue in the icicles at the end of the longer twigs

Glue in the icicles at the end of the longer twigs

Flip the snowflake over again

Flip the snowflake over again...

And follow the snowflake pattern again

And follow the snowflake pattern again so that you have about three twigs on every line.

Paint the twig snowflake with thinned wood glue

Paint the twig snowflake with thinned wood glue.

Sprinkle the twig snowflake with artificial snow

Sprinkle the twig snowflake with artificial snow.

See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to add artificial snow.

Glue in tiny water tubes to keep the fresh flowers hydrated

Glue in tiny water tubes to keep the fresh flowers hydrated.

See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to make your own tiny water tubes from drinking straws

Add small baubles and snowflake crystals

Add small baubles and snowflake crystals.

Add thin strands of tinsel

Add thin strands of curled tinsel.

See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to curl tinsel.

Glue in more twigs

Glue in more twigs. They add dimension to the design.

Design note: With a delicate armature like this I like to add twigs that "fill in the gaps" where the shape is covered with flowers so that the basic shape is not lost in the overall design.

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Christine de Beer

This is my ongoing creative workbook to research and capture design projects and techniques. You will mostly find ideas for floral art but I will also include some other projects such as gift packaging, cards and even cake decorating with a few lifestyle projects arranged in between.

Everything you see in this workbook was designed, made and photographed by me, unless specific credit is given to another designer.

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