Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Cone of Gratitude
I would hereby like to propose that we measure gratitude...
I am not even all that particular about the cone. It could be an ice cream cone, sugar cone, party hat cone or even a traffic cone.
As long as it's a cone filled with knowing what is important to you and taking the time to appreciate it.
Quick and easy design... perfect for something tiny to celebrate spring.... everywhere!
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
Suspend flowers over a water filled container by weaving a natural grid.
Take all the usual ingredients for a budvase design- a flower, a leafy green something and roll it into something unusual to display.
Create a tiny visual tunnel to focus attention.
Curl and pin a few leaves into a tube to create an armature for those "left over" freesiabuds.
Long stemmed autumn leave tubes as a floral armature
Hide the water source in a rolled leaf
Whether it’s a solid foot for floating flowers, the tips of new growth or the curve of a dried twig your design needs help to stay upright.
Weave an all natural net to place over a vase to keep your flowers above water.
I would definitely describe my own personal style as minimalist classic... but with an edgy twist.
A tiny budvase design that rearranges basic ingredients, such as a single leaf and an orchid to create a new design concept.
An enclosed design that invites the onlooker to lean in closer to explore the pretty orchid.
Skewer Dracaena leaves into a roll that supports a tiny water source for the Oncidium orchids