Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
… and up,
… and soon
you have a stack big enough
to keep everything up!
Stack green lily stems to create an upright mechanic to keep shorter stems in place.
Most leaves and foliage can be slightly manipulated to curve or curl.
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
Stack snippets of grass on a wire frame to make a floating pyramid armature
Cut short bamboo lengths to keep your flower material upright in a shallow and narrow container
The trick to any freestanding design is to get your first three stems standing stable and secure in the water. Once you have that you can build the design around it.
Wedge snipped twigs into a glass vase to act as a support for your flowers
Glue a bunch of twigs inside a container to create a round stack