Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Cracked ice, freshly fallen snow and fire... in a bud vase
Book readers: turn to page 137 for a larger Spring version of this design and a tip on page 140 if you want to skip the cellophane altogether.
This is a great way to keep the cellophane wrap around your flowers from becoming trash! Cut the cellophane sheet into strips.
Crumple up the strip of cellophane.
Slip the cellophane into a bud vase.
Measure the battery operated tealight to just fit into the vase so that it snugly rest on the cellophane
There is no need to fuss too much if the candles look skew or are not identical... artificial snow fixes all that!
Remove the candle and fill the vase with artificial snow.
Replace the candle and tap it gently so that the snow settles around it. You can also pick it up on the flame part and tap the sides of the vase to settle the snow around the sides.
When you are ready to switch the candle on:
Switch the candle on...
Place it in the vase and sprinkle snow over the top.
To fill in the gaps around the sides cup your hand around the vase...
Fill your hand with artificial snow...
When you remove your hand the vase will be filled with snow.
Giving you the look of cracked ice, freshly fallen snow and fire in a bud vase.
Release the soothing effect of the aroma and vapors from the Eucalyptus leaves my slightly crushing it while making roses
Cellophane and plastic wrap in a clear vase, filled with water, creates a cracked ice effect
You can use any type of paper to make flowers. I use tissue paper, Crêpe paper, cardboard, newsprint and coffee filters (new and used) to make sweet peas, carnations, paper...
Zig Zag fold clear plastic for a flower stem support that looks like ice
I used to make baskets full of these when I was a little girl. We had a big Acasia thorn tree and I used to spear my “roses” onto the tree pretending I was the fairy responsible...
Design 2 of my three week pre-Christmas designing series looking at How to style with artificial plants and branches using quality faux plants and stems. This week: wired branches
Is it better to go Cold Twinkle Turkey and embrace the minimalist living room or rather ease into it?
Keep flower stems upright with a folded cellophane plastic support that looks like cracked ice.
To celebrate the 6th year anniversary of My Creative Workbook I am looking at the most popular Tutorial I have done to date: