My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Twig test tube swing

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Cut two twigs to create a natural hook. See Tutorial below for detailed instructions on cutting the hooks

Cut wire that would match your design colour

Cut wire that would match your design colour

Wrap the wire around the tube and twist to secure.

Wrap the wire tightly around the tube and twist to secure.

Wrap the second wire around the lower end of the tube and twist to secure

Wrap the second wire around the lower end of the tube and twist to secure

Twist the wire out to the side

Twist the top and wire out to the opposite sides

And wrap it around a twig.

And wrap it around a twig. The top wire goes to the one side and the bottom wire to the other

Cut the left-over wire short

Cut the left-over wire short

Hook the twigs in your design

Hook the twigs in your design. This should be a loose fit so that the flower can swing gently, and naturally in the design. Fill the vile with water and add fresh plant material

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Tutorials

26 April 2011 Natural stem hook to hang plant material from

Side stems of branches can be used as hooks to hang floral material in a design.

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.

Related Designs

9 April 2014 To think of that

Create a natural, swinging test tube holder to keep flowers hydrated