Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
How popcorn is corn that got so excited it turned inside out.
… and how hand sanitizer is introverted corn that goes to sit in a quiet dark corner to peacefully ferment.
You know how fireworks need to burn just so…? That’s corn being really good at bonding.
And how you get hand soap when corn completely overachieves to go and make up 25% of the ingredients needed!
There’s candy corn, which is corn that wannabe corn, only much, much sweeter.
And toothpaste- which is when corn wants you to feel what it is like to be corn for roughly 2 minutes by adding the texture to a very good idea.
Elmer’s pourable glue? Yup made of corn
And sweetcorn and pretty corn and corn mazes, and corn flakes, and paper, and crayons and chalk and jellybeans and diapers and carpets and eco plastic and feed… well… funny how everything seems to be just a little bit more… corny this time of year.
Four ears of corn, corn husk wire armature with a hidden water source for the fresh flowers.
When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.
Easy way to fill test tubes and easiest way to remove water from a vase
Glue bark to a Papier Maché and wire frame to create a pod shaped armature
Cover a Styrofoam shape with bark to create a bowl for a potted design
Glue thin tissue paper layers to a pumpkin to create a shape to design with
Pike a few (hundred!) autumn leaves to build up a hollow leaf armature
Stack autumn leaves, from big to small to look like a tiny Christmas tree
This was my second two designs for my It's High Time for Tea Floral Craft and Art Demonstration at The Capilano Flower Arranging Club meeting.
My bag was woven from re-purposed wire and recycled fishing line and tiny stems of growing sweet pea plants and orchids
Easy to assemble fall leaf and tissue paper gift bag
Glue bark to a wire frame to create a Christmas stocking armature
Sometimes you find such a beautiful plant that you just can't bring yourself to cut it. This design explores using the entire plant, pot and all, in a design
For a softer autumn leaf pod turn the leaves so that the bright side faces in when making the pod.
Spike a few hundred fall leaves to create a cauldron for Halloween flowers