Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Drops do that!
Let me see… now what was it…
A pinch of stumble?
A smidgen of tumble?
A sprinkle of topple…?
A dash of keel over?
A splash of… taking a splash?
Nope, this smile is brought to you by all these Drops of Fall after a long and dry summer.
Bend pliable stems to kick against the side to anchor design details exactly in place in a small vase.
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
Most stems, twigs and even sturdier branches can be bend into shapes. It takes practice and more than a bit of patience. The main idea is to slowly manipulate the branch without...
Using those much treasured dried autumn details to bridge the gap between the bright green of summer and the brightness that is yet to come.
Design an armature that is light enough to be carried by two flower stems to create a radiating frame.
Glued Baby's Breath Wreath, folded in half to create a moon shaped armature
Use dried floral details to keep fresh floral details suspended in water and fresh floral details to keep dried floral details from falling into the water… easy!
It is possible to curve or adjust a curve in plant material
This is both a decorative and functional design solution. But most importantly, I think, there is absolutely zero waste.
Getting the balance just so... so that you lean into the first sights of Autumn.
Keep you fresh plant material hydrated in water... and your dried plant material suspended to keep it from falling into the water.
Barely there skeleton blossoms with Eucalyptus eyes for my Halloween design... Oh! and a Willow Paddle, which probably should have been the main Tutorial... but... well...
A sustainable, absolutely no waste floral design using willow to suspend your flower head in your arrangement.