Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
First we learn HOW to design… and then we learn how only WE design.
- 7 April 2021
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I know how to tie a bow, let’s find out how I add a bow:
My bows always
look as if
I got a whole lot of help
from a breeze
that whipped it all together
You know how to tie a bow… Do you know how you add a bow?
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Using branches pruned from a fruit tree... with a few dried flowers and just a few orchids to make a fresh Spring design.
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...
For my design I wanted the wreath to look wind blown so I added a few loosely woven twigs into the weave. I also wanted to emphasize the autumn colours so I added a twirling...
When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.
Weave tiny vine wreaths on the leave stems of a stripped Wisteria vine
Craft a delicate bridal basket from twigs and tulle.
A perfect way to use a Lathyrus vine after all it flowered
Passion fruit flowers never lasts long. Not even growing outside on a vine. But the buds continue to open once cut making a wreath display ideal for an even changing passion fruit...
Snip a dried twig wreath to undo the spirals to hang around a glass container
Reshape a vine wreath into smaller wreaths to combine as a pumpkin
Cut the Phalaenopsis orchid with a bit of green stem attached. This will make them last longer.
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
Use all three methods to dry hydrangeas to get three very different textures to use in design work.
A wire and twig permanent display basket with tiny water sources for a few fresh flowers that can be replaced as needed.
My article and a floral parasol design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine
My article and Willow Crown design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine
My article and winter white Tulle bridal basket design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine.
Frame a passion flower in a vine wreath for a short lived but so pretty arrangement.
Open a vine wreath to create a spiral twig armature around a glass container
A perfectly imperfect wild willow wreath to display the first Autumn treasures of the year.