Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Tail End Of The Season
Threading leaves to craft a long garland armature for an autumn display
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.
Strip the green bark from the stems to expose the smooth wood
Remove the pulp from the papery pod (sepal) covering the little berry of Chinese lantern plant so that only the vain framework remain
Craft a slightly off center wreath from dried vines and grasses for Phalaenopsis orchids.
A perfect way to use a Lathyrus vine after all it flowered
Thread grass into flexi grass to create a spinner that gently turns in the wind.
Every Autumn we see the beautiful Physalis pods everywhere but they are easy to dry and preserve to use year round.
Reshape a vine wreath into smaller wreaths to combine as a pumpkin
Keep you fresh plant material hydrated in water... and your dried plant material suspended to keep it from falling into the water.
I would definitely describe my own personal style as minimalist classic... but with an edgy twist.
Celebrate the bright colours of autumn with lilies and Chinese lanterns
My article and lace fine wreath design featured in the Autumn issue of DIY Weddings Magazine
This week we are looking at the contents pages of my book... but more specifically at the sweet little pod design on the content page of my book.
A clever trick borrowed from art techniques to add dimension to a bright and colourful Autumn floral design.