Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
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A single lily flower design dressed up with a grass veil.
Temporarily adhere a traditional Ikebana Kenzan or pincushion to a shallow container.
Keep all the fresh flower material hydrated in water by weaving the stems from one side of the vase to the other.
A cool and minimal floral design for summer.
For this tutorial I focus on a simple weave pattern that does not require you to soften or prepare the leaves to be more durable or flexible. This is the starting point in...
Weave a canopy or parachute shaped armature in a way that you can place the stems in two vases to keep it hydrated.
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
Tulips continue to grow as they open. This means you not only have to be mindful of their proportions as they are now... but also as they will be once open.
Craft a wreath with a hollow cavity inside to use as an armature for your flowers
How to keep Lilies in bud for longer. Removing the pollen. Stringing a Lily Garland.
Adding just a little something to a bud vase design to connect them... and make it special.
A cooling design for early summer days with swinging ripped grass and more than enough water for thirsty hydrangeas.
A small design to display those last Spring snippets from your garden...
It's the little sun-washed coloured hints that makes you look again to see if you really saw what you thought you saw... yes! There really are signs of autumn everywhere!
A creative way to keep foliage hydrated for a cool, water filled summer design.
Loop a grass veil over a lily stem to create a minimalist summer design.
Three Lilies plaited to create a sensational, singular flower "growing" out of a Equisetum dome filled with Rainbow Oasis pebbles.
It's not really what we call things that matter but what they are made of- in this design, it's made of all three types of Oasis and wool.
Loosely weave grass to create a decorative grid keeping flowers in place over a square container.
After a long winter it is always fun to use the first spring bulb flowers!
Weave a sphere from grass to catch a precious and exquisite and perfect glistening early autumn dew drop
This is a great "space-keeper" design. The tulip will continue to grow into the vase height as they open... but until then the grass platform part of the design diverts your...