My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Winter White Twig Screen

Glue twigs to create a screen

Glue twigs to create a screen. Glue a few sprinkles of artificial snow on the connection points.

See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions for adding artificial snow into a design.

Build up the screen shape by adding twigs

Build up the screen shape by adding twigs.

To create a strong shape make sure you glue most twigs at at least three places to another twig

To create a strong shape make sure you glue most twigs at, at least three places to another twig.

Don't complete the shape

For my design I decided not to complete the shape. I wanted a winter ravaged look to contrast the pristine tulips. Place the twigs in such a way that it insinuates the perfect shape so that your imagination connects the pieces.

Craft a second twig screen similar to the first

Craft a second twig screen similar to the first...

And a third screen to finish the unit

... And a third screen to finish the unit

Add more artificial snow and set it aside to dry completely

Add more artificial snow and set it aside to dry completely.

Place three bud vases on a working surface

Place three bud vases on a working surface.

Hold the screen to the vase and glue the twigs that naturally touches the surface of the vase

Hold the screen to the vase and glue the twigs that naturally touches the surface of the vase.

Glue the first screen to the bud vase

Glue the first screen to the bud vase with hot glue. I positioned this screen slightly to the left of the front facing vase.

Glue the second screen to a bud vase.

Glue the second screen to a bud vase. This time slightly to the right of the center of the front facing vase.

Glue the third screen to the vase

Glue the third screen right down the middle of the front facing vase.

Pour water into the vases

Pour water into the vases.

Place the delicate tulips behind the screens

Place the delicate tulips behind the screens.

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Tutorials

28 December 2016 Adding snow to twigs

Glue artificial snow to twigs

12 July 2017 Twig sparkler

Glue twigs to radiate out from a central point

22 May 2012 Bite and snap a sturdy twig

Break the sturdy twig on the scribe line.

6 March 2012 Glue a round stacked twig platter

Stack and glue tiny twigs to create a round platter

8 February 2017 A Sprouting Spring Twig Heart

Carefully glue a twig armature to display the mini-miniature Darling orchids

11 May 2016 Twig snippet vase armature

Glue twig snippets to closely follow the shape of a glass vase

8 June 2016 Popsicle Stick Square Armature

Glue Popsicle sticks to create a double layered, upright armature

9 December 2015 Scalable twig and Phalaenopsis orchid winterscape panel

This design can easily scale up or down by using larger or smaller pieces of wood to create a larger wall panel or make a few of these panels to stack as tiles to create a more...

24 July 2012 Blow away hot glue strands

When you glue a structure with hot glue there are always a few stray strands of glue stuck all over the design. Blow it away with a hairdryer.

29 July 2015 Disk Twig Armature

Glue a few wigs to follow the shape of a glass bowl to create a disk armature

28 May 2014 Bamboo scaffold armature

Latch a few bamboo pieces together to create a scaffold for the flowers to hang from

28 May 2014 Bamboo panel

Create a panel for the flowers to hang on

Favourite Flowers

Tulipa

Tulip

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Glue twigs to create a vase shaped armature

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Glue a few twigs into a disk armature

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