Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Twig test tube swing
See the Tutorial below for a wire version of this swinging test tube technique
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
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
Twist the top and wire out to the opposite sides
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
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
Side stems of branches can be used as hooks to hang floral material in a design.
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.