Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
As pumpkins do this time of year
- 23 October 2019
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String up pumpkins and glass seahorse vases to craft an autumn mobile design.
A quick and easy way to make a butchers hook look less harsh in a delicate design.
Easy way to fill test tubes and easiest way to remove water from a vase
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.
For this design I wanted my wreath to be light and airy so that it just whips around the solid pumpkin like a breeze.
I wanted my pumpkin to lift its head slightly so that it is easy to see the beautiful sepals inside. Making tiny legs also prevent the pumpkin from rolling.
Glued Baby's Breath Wreath, folded in half to create a moon shaped armature
Create a floral circlet to rest the little pumpkin on... but above the water line.
Give a loosely woven wreath legs to stand on to hover lightly around a pumpkin
A closer look at my design at the 20th anniversary of Canada Blooms and The Toronto Flower Show