Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Cone shaped leafy puddle for a short stemmed flower
Book readers turn to page 320 for another example of how a few leaves... used in an unexpected way can completely change the personality of a "single flower in a budvase" design.
Roll a green leaf into a cone shape...
Leaving a gap at the tip for water to fill.
Secure the leaf with a sharpened stem.
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Fill a small container with water...
Place the leaf deep into the container.
So that the water seeps in and pools in the bottom.
Slip the orchid deep into the leaf with its stem tight down to the bottom of the cone so that it is hydrated in the water.
Add a few rosary vines to the edge...
Glue in blades of grass to add height and sparkling dew drop crystals to finish it off.
Cut the Phalaenopsis orchid with a bit of green stem attached. This will make them last longer.
Glue short sections of rosary vine into the natural gaps in the Monstera deliciosa leaf
Glue a few twigs into a bundle to hide a corsage magnet
Fold and wrap blades of grass around a disk to create a natural armature
Stack snippets of grass on a wire frame to make a floating pyramid armature
Weave a canopy or parachute shaped armature in a way that you can place the stems in two vases to keep it hydrated.
Lash the orchid stems together to create a ladder for the flower to rest on.
A tiny budvase design that rearranges basic ingredients, such as a single leaf and an orchid to create a new design concept.
Give a minimal design a few grass "whiskers" to feel that Spring breeze.
... a something to look forward to design that makes you lean in closer to see what might still be.
Easy support for a single flower... and knot a special secret admirer just to keep it company.
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
A tiny orchid stem ladder keeps the orchid suspended just above the water line