Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
This way we connect
It goes over and under
And over and over
And through and through
And weave all the way too
And one before of the other
And in between and curved around
it all just slots in!
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Weave a small panel that fits snugly in a container for a minimal, foam free design that is quick to make but looks spectacular.
For this tutorial I focus on a simple weave pattern that does not require you to soften or prepare the leaves to be more durable or flexible. This is the starting point in...
Thread grass into flexi grass to create a spinner that gently turns in the wind.
Most leaves and foliage can be slightly manipulated to curve or curl.
Lash the orchid stems together to create a ladder for the flower to rest on.
Glue short sections of rosary vine into the natural gaps in the Monstera deliciosa leaf
Stack snippets of grass on a wire frame to make a floating pyramid armature
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
Weave a canopy or parachute shaped armature in a way that you can place the stems in two vases to keep it hydrated.
Glue the twigs in a container to easily follow the round shape
When you figure out the "how to" tricks of manipulating plant material it is possible to respectfully set them into seemingly impossible new directions.
A tiny orchid stem ladder keeps the orchid suspended just above the water line
Criss-cross corset style connect the gaps in a Monstera deliciosa leaf
My article and twig boutonniere design featured in the Winter issue of DIY Weddings Magazine
Glue a bunch of twigs inside a container to create a round stack