Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
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Hellebore is just gorgeous but so difficult to keep from wilting. But there are things you can do to enhance your chances of having the flowers stay fresh for longer
When you glue a structure with hot glue there are always a few stray strands of glue stuck all over the design. Blow it away with a hairdryer.
When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.
Even long nose pliers without grooves still damage soft aluminum wire. Pad the pliers with a plaster.
Curl the wire at irregular intervals to create a natural wire tendril similar to that of a passion fruit plant
My article and Bamboo Lantern design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine
My Halloween design... with some scary stuff hidden if you can read between the leaves!
Keep flower stems upright with a folded cellophane plastic support that looks like cracked ice.
A clever trick borrowed from art techniques to add dimension to a bright and colourful Autumn floral design.
Design 2 of my three week pre-Christmas designing series looking at How to style with artificial plants and branches using quality faux plants and stems. This week: wired branches
While waiting for the blossoms to open... why not weave in a touch of Valentine's Day love?
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.
Floral styling using mostly dried material that will last the entire Autumn.
Soft minimal Fall armature making it easy to replace the flowers as the season progress.
Using that little something that is unusual about your flower to make the design stand out.