Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Let’s kick off the first birthday celebrations of my book with a design that made it super-duper-extra-super-size difficult not to share my book designs with you as I went along. Oh yes! There are quite a few designs in my book that you have never seen before. And… OH! YES!… of all the designs that are included in the book this one really was the hardest to keep secret! But my book is turning 1 and… well… we are all friends here… so here it is:
Here... we... go
Are you ready?
Hold on tight!
… and we have liftoff…
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Give new life to an old vase by turning and balancing it on it's side. It's actually easier than it looks... and it looks super impressive!
Easy way to fill test tubes and easiest way to remove water from a vase
Flowers naturally float in water. They just don’t always naturally float on water. For that they sometimes need a bit of help.
Suspend a flower for an unusual but minimalist design over a leaning container lid.
Add a leaf to a large-ish vase to create a small puddle of water for your short flower stem to rest in.
Create a barely there armature with sturdy end of season vines.
Flowers naturally float and you will need some kind of sinker to keep them suspended under water.
This is one of my best known and still my go-to core techniques for floating flowers.
Deceptively simple. A design that relies on you working with not against what is already there.
When you figure out the "how to" tricks of manipulating plant material it is possible to respectfully set them into seemingly impossible new directions.
Urgh… my glass cake stand broke leaving me with a still beautiful, but now mismatched and extremely inspirational lid...
Gently curve a shallow area with a leaf to showcase a gorgeous flower with a short stem in a water filled vase