Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
- 1 June 2022
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Glue an overgrown thorn armature to a container to display fully opened tulips
Craft an everything is still growing spring design to celebrate... what we love!
Trap air between two vases to create a third circle... and frame for a small feather hint to a hopeful Spring
Here is a trick to make sure your tulips will condition thoroughly
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 light and airy grass halo to suspend tiny drop crystals around gorgeous roses.
Using dry and fresh floral material in one design without the dry becoming soggy and the fresh drying out.
A great do-in-advance and reusable design solution for a winter, early spring floral display.
Craft a suspended armature to create a clear winter design.
Wedge snipped twigs into a glass vase to act as a support for your flowers
Carefully manipulate and bend green willow stems to place in water to sprout as an armature for tulips to mature and open
An grass armature that looks scattered but is actually very secure
Use a wet brush to lift any tiny bits of plant material floating on and in the water to keep your container clear.
This is a trick for attaching fine details at exactly the right angle.
Using branches pruned from a fruit tree... with a few dried flowers and just a few orchids to make a fresh Spring design.
That good old double vase trick... but this time I deliberately added a bubble between the two layers to create a third circle in the design.
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...
A delicate winter twig armature to show off the delicate beauty of these early spring coloured tulips.
Grass crisscross that makes you want to lean in closer to count the late summer raindrops around these gorgeous roses.
The dry wheat stems are suspended from the outside of the container so that they remain dry and the flower stems can gently rest inside to remain hydrated.
A creative design that has some height to it without blocking the view. This can easily be scaled up or down to match the environment you want to display it in.
Stand tulips upright in a shallow container with a suspended twig armature.
Manipulate fresh willow stems to create a sprouting armature for long tulip stems