Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
To two too!
- 24 March 2021
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You can choose two or all… celebrate with me...
With a couple of yay!!
a pair of whooooop!!
a jippppeeee! duet
ii of hip… hip…
a twin rah-rah!!
And both halves that makes up the hap...
... and the py...
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Craft an everything is still growing spring design to celebrate... what we love!
Tulips continue to grow after being cut. Sometimes when you make a very small design or for competition or bridal work you want to minimize growth. The best way to do this is to...
Here is a trick to make sure your tulips will condition thoroughly
A clever almost concealed wire support to keep a single tulip flower upright in a minimal bud design.
Tulips continue to grow as they open. This means you not only have to be mindful of their proportions as they are now... but also as they will be once open.
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
Craft a suspended armature to create a clear winter design.
Wedge snipped twigs into a glass vase to act as a support for your flowers
Carefully manipulate and bend green willow stems to place in water to sprout as an armature for tulips to mature and open
An grass armature that looks scattered but is actually very secure
It's Tulip Season! Perfect for that "it's still winter ... but is that something green I see...?" mood designs.
Luxuriously filled design... filled with flowers... filled with grass. But most fun, for us as designers filled with hidden techniques
I am launching something new this month. I am teaming up with Plant Something BC, our local government and the landscape and nursery societies here in British Columbia, Canada and...
A spring spiral design... with a hint of a root nest. Easy to do
Keeping this tulip upright requires less magic and more hot glue skills... but it looks magical never the less.
This is a great "space-keeper" design. The tulip will continue to grow into the vase height as they open... but until then the grass platform part of the design diverts your...
A delicate winter twig armature to show off the delicate beauty of these early spring coloured tulips.
Stand tulips upright in a shallow container with a suspended twig armature.
Manipulate fresh willow stems to create a sprouting armature for long tulip stems
Tulips continue to grow once the stem is severed from the bulb. More often than not you can use this growth to create an ever changing design. But sometimes you want that tulip...