Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
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- 9 October 2019
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This armature is actually made of four times as many leaves as what it looks like to create a hinge to fan the entire leaf-tube open yet keep it's shape.
Up-cycle a pot scrubber to get a huge roll of very pretty copper wire
Turn the leaf so that the muted underside faces outward to create a more understated Autumn colour scheme .
Pike a few (hundred!) autumn leaves to build up a hollow leaf armature
Rolled leaves offer support for floral stems
Cut the Phalaenopsis orchid with a bit of green stem attached. This will make them last longer.
Skewer a few leaves to turn a single carnation in a bud vase... into an occasion... all by itself!
A tumbling fall leaf design making use of the autumn leaves that are already falling to the ground.
This orchid developed at the very end of a long stem... right as the rest of the flowers started to die back so I made a special armature to display the cut stem.
For a softer autumn leaf pod turn the leaves so that the bright side faces in when making the pod.
Quick and easy: Stack autumn leaves onto a wire for a... tiny table top Christmas tree.
Pleats are accordion like folds of equal width in alternating opposite directions in any kind of fabric. I absolutely love the tight buds of Allium and they represent the...
Spike a few hundred fall leaves to create a cauldron for Halloween flowers
Easy to assemble fall leaf and tissue paper gift bag