My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Weave a bird nest

Shape the basic shape with bind wire

Shape the basic shape with bind wire

Twist a wire around the basic shape to give it dimention

Twist a wire around the basic shape to give it dimention

Curve the wire around the shape to create a rounded nest

Curve the wire around the shape to create a rounded nest

Twist the end of the wire to secure

Twist the end of the wire to secure

Weave a blade of grass through the structure to create the nest

Weave a blade of grass through the structure to create the nest

Either glue in or tie in a new blade of grass at the end of each previous blade

Either glue in or tie in a new blade of grass at the end of each previous blade

Build up a grid to weave in blades of grass in a random pattern

Build up a grid to weave in blades of grass in a random pattern

Knot and weave in grass to fill in the gaps and break up the wire and grid pattern

Knot and weave in grass to fill in the gaps and break up the wire and grid pattern

Knot the grass and cut the ends short

Knot the grass and cut the ends short

Curl a few blades of grass and glue it in to the design

Curl a few blades of grass and glue it in to the design

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

Grass nest ready to design with

Grass nest ready to design with

Suspend the nest in a twig tangle

Suspend the nest in a twig tangle

See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to create a twig tangle

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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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