Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
- 3 May 2023
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Let’s take a moment to count some violas…
let's see… there’s (breath in 1…2…3…4)
Oooh and… (Hold your breath 5…6…7…8…)
And also… (Breathe out 9…10…11…12)
Almost there… (Hold before breathing in 12…13…and back to viola 1 and on to …2)
Continue on … if you need… Go again if you want.
But why not take a good long moment and count as many times as you like.
… there… have a fun and flower filled day, Flower Buddies
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I use perlite to root my cuttings... and to support flower stems in an upright position in designs without using floral foam.
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
Grow wheatgrass to create a Spring patch of green for your mini Easter egg hunt.
The most delicate of stems often disappear in a design. this is an easy way to display really delicate flowering stems without overwhelming them
Glue twig snippets to closely follow the shape of a glass vase
Glue a fragile sheltering net to soften the look of a summer design
An easy to do, budget friendly, craft ahead- use many times floral armature.
Suspend flowers in tight bud to slip over a folded and threaded grass grid
Line a shallow container with fiber to create a mat for the flowers to hydrate and stand in the exact way you want to place them.
Craft two woven panels to place front and back of a couple of bud vases to create a unit.
Cut short bamboo lengths to keep your flower material upright in a shallow and narrow container
The first of my new monthly articles about growing the material you need to design with. This month we are taking stock of what we need... and growing wheatgrass.
When life hands you dyed flowers you make... well creatively speaking it turned out to be not such a bad thing after all!
Adding just a little something to a bud vase design to connect them... and make it special.
A quick-to-do-but-looks-impressive way to display a beautiful cut garden vine for an effortless summer design.