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BUNDLING AND PINNING WITH PINE NEEDLES

Design by Ann Barr of the Wellington and Whitby Floral Art Clubs

NB: By making these structures in advance and choosing Binding, Pins and Beads, etc to suit your Christmas colour theme, an easy and different effect may be created for the Festive Season. Be prepared and have fun…….

[Click the photo for a closeup view of the design]

 
 

REQUIREMENTS:

Example of a bundling and pinning method to create a floral designPlant Material:

  • Large quantity of pine needles (preferably green)
  • Polystyrene balls covered with foliage, fibre or other medium of your choice

Other Requirements:

  • Flat tray or polystyrene base
  • Wire - fine green wire or paper covered wire can be used to introduce a decorative feature
 
 

METHOD:

  • Make small bundles of fresh green pine needles keeping all the brown tips even.

  • Either (a) create a mat by twisting wire of your choice around the middle of each bundle and attaching the wire to the next bunch using the "Tatami method".

  • Ensure the brown tip end is level as this will be your guide when placing on to your tray.

  • Or (b) alternatively individual bunches may be created and by leaving sufficient wire from the ties, these bunches may then be pinned individually with this wire to a polystyrene base

  • Ann has created two mats and placed these to form an interesting pattern at the base, and then placed decorative balls on this base to provide interest by contrast.

 
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