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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Into a Puddle!

Into a puddle floral design by Christine de Beer

We have reached the stage of summer where I am...

How to keep flowers hydrated in heat

Pretty

Warm weather floral design strategies

Much

Summer floral design techniques

Melted

Flower arranging ideas for summer

Into a

Hot weather floral design styling that cools you down

Puddle

For all my Pacific Northwest flower buddies… wow for this record breaking heatwave!

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Tutorials

30 June 2021 Sparkling dew drop puddle to keep flowers hydrated even during a heatwave

Done in no time design... and it is rather refreshing to make.

2 July 2014 Clearly invisible taped Grid

This is the easiest way to keep flower in place

13 September 2017 Tape a grid around the edges of a container for a table top wreath

Suspend flowers with an almost invisible taped grid

10 July 2013 Wrap a line grid to support plant material in a shallow, stemmed container

Fishing line creates an invisible grid over a shallow glass cake stand to support the plant material

15 April 2020 A Sticky-tape way to keep blossom petals from dropping

Capture Spring for just a little bit longer by sticking blossoms down, in place.

2 April 2014 Turning the sellotape over the vase trick up-side-down for a sticky side out frog

Tape a grid over a vase to keep the floral details in place

Favourite Flowers

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum or "mums"

Related Designs

11 August 2021 A bit Special... four dimensional designing

Using that little something that is unusual about your flower to make the design stand out.

20 August 2014 Summer

A quick and easy design for summer

13 September 2017 Around again

Tape a grid at the edge of a container

28 October 2015 On Pumpkin Coloured Days

Create a besom broom to sweep up those Autumn leaves

10 July 2013 Pink

Weave an invisible grid to float the plant material on

6 April 2016 Take it for a Spin

Make a clear grid to suspend plant material on

2 April 2014 Apricity

Turning a stand-by floral technique sticky side out

16 April 2014 Never saw such a lovely day...

Weave a palm thorn garland to decorate for Easter

15 April 2020 Helping Spring Stick Around

Blossom petals drop so quickly! Here's a way to make them last just that little bit longer.

15 July 2015 So Fine

Use transparencies to create floating devices for the flower material

22 February 2017 Perfect!

Tulips are so perfect just as they are all that is needed is to simply drape their graceful leaves around the flowers

7 June 2017 Dream, Job

Create a grid to rest some plant material so that it floats and some with their stems to rest in the water below