My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Twinkle and Pine Christmas Star

Draw a star shape on sturdy cardboard

Draw and cut a star shape from sturdy cardboard.

Secure the wire to one point and start to wrap the wire lightly around the shape.

Secure the wire to one point and start to wrap the wire lightly around the shape.

Wrap the entire star shape

Wrap the entire star shape.

Pinch the edges slightly so that there is a kink in the wire

Pinch the edges slightly so that there is a kink in the wire so that it keeps the shape once the cardboard is removed.

Bend the wire with your pliers to tighten the wire around the star shape

Bend the wire with your pliers to tighten the wire around the star shape

The twist in the wire also give the wire armature an interesting look

The twist in the wire also adds visual interest to the wire star shape.

Soak the cardboard star in a tub filled with warm water

Soak the cardboard star in a tub filled with warm water.

Pull away the soggy cardboard

Pull away the soggy cardboard.

Re-shape the star where needed

Re-shape the star where needed

Glue pine needles to the wire

Glue pine needles to the wire

Follow the star shape.

Follow the shape to highlight the star with every added needle.

Your basic shape is now ready to design with

Your basic shape is now ready to design with.

Add a bit of artificial snow

Add a bit of artificial snow

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

Glue in tiny water tubes

Glue in tiny water tubes

See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how I make tiny water tubes from drinking straws.

Add the fresh flowers and wrap the design with a string of tiny LED lights

Add the fresh flowers and wrap the design with a string of tiny LED lights

See the Tutorial below for detailed instructions on how I add a Secret Battery holder for the lights

Crafting a see through Christmas star

Keep the design light so that you get a magical and ethereal see-through Christmas star.

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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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