Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Don’t get me wrong…
I adore all stages of blossoms.
The twigs full of budding potential are wonderful
The buds are pretty, pretty
And the blooms are something spectacular too
I love those twirling fluttering petals the most.
A fun way to use your blossom branches in a design once all the petals fall.
When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.
Easy way to fill test tubes and easiest way to remove water from a vase
Butterfly hair clips are the perfect little claws to help you hold tiny items in place while you wait for glue to dry
Wire and glue a few acorns into the fork of a twig to create an Autumn armature
Slip a twig over the side of a container to keep an elegant flower stem upright
Cut a small wedge out of a stack of waxy leaves to keep the flower and twig in place.
It all started with my twig being just too small to wedge into the glass vase tight enough to keep my orchid stem in place...
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
Craft a willow heart to display 12 red roses to celebrate Valentine's Day.
Hoard a few acorns in the fork of a twig to show off a single oncidium orchid.
Some designs really do just make themselves. I received this tiny vase for Christmas from Marius (thank you, Marius!) and while cleaning out my design room I found this little...
Create a minimal design with a few leaves to keep is all upright.
A floral design snapshot of what it looks like when walking down the streets of Vancouver this week.
A wreath armature design for early Autumn... this takes the split armature Tutorial I showed you last month a little bit further.
Add design elements that serves a purpose for a minimal summer inspired floral design.
The design for the cover of my book, the effortless floral craftsman, crafted from Fiddlehead Fern and Red Lipstick Hanging Heliconia.
Place a water tube at an angle in lumber so that the Zantedeschia float just above the base to show off the delicate grass snippets scattered up the stem
My article and floral wand design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine