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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

In the Summer Time Floral Art Demonstration

In the Summer-time Floral Art Demonstration

This was my first Floral Art Demonstration.

Christine de Beer In the Summer-Time Floral Art Demonstration

The concept was for all the demonstrators to combine the best of summer into one fun design.

In the Summer-Time Floral Art Demonstation

My overall idea was to have a great summer barbecue (or "braai" as we call it in South Africa).

In the Summer-time

My container was a small barbecue roaster. I set a shallow container filled with water into the rounded roaster. I glued charcoal balls into a dome shape which fit snugly over the water container to serve as a flower frog to keep my plant material in place. For my plant material I used all the ingredients you will need to make rose petal ice-cream with- including egg white and sugar (I used it to frost the tips of the petals of the roses) and I sprinkled powdered cream to lightly dust the charcoal. Curly willow "smoke" curls above the design

As a Favor to the club members I handed out decorated rose petal ice cream recipes

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11 February 2015 Stripping foliage from weaving stems

Remove foliage from stems to weave with

Favourite Flowers



Salix matsudana "Tortuosa"

Curly Willow, Chinese Willow, Tortured Willow, Globe Willow, Dragon's Claw, Hankow Willow