Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Craft a single legged wire nest to place a flameless candle into your design
Wrap wire around a flameless candle...
Spiral the wire around and under the candle.
Continue to spiral the wire inwards to create a platform for the candle to rest on.
So that the candle stands loosely in its wire nest as high as you require it for your design.
You can simply peg the wire into the design if that is easiest...or...
Bend a little foot end for the wire to rest on.
Place glue on the foot end of the nest and glue it into the design before adding all the flowers.
So that it is easy to lift out the candles...
... without disturbing any design details when you switch the candles on...
... or off or replace the batteries.
I have a few more ideas on how to suspend details like this in a design. You will find the links below.
Using all those cardboard boxes to craft a bark covered "log" design for getting a head start on Christmas decorating.
This is an easy and quick way to make sure your table design is the right hight
Glue bark to a Papier Maché and wire frame to create a pod shaped armature
Kalanchoe flowers last weeks without a water source and is the perfect way to dress up a bark and silver bell sleigh
Cover a cardboard shape in cotton and bark to create a floral armature
Cover a Styrofoam shape with bark to create a bowl for a potted design
Glue tiny sections of pipe to the bark to fill as a water source for the fresh flower material
Cover a balloon with skeleton leaves to create a cocoon
A temporary but very secure way to keep a candle in place in a design
Glue a stack of cardboard circles to create a log-like floral cake
...ok not really that fancy- it’s made from paper pulp. A cardboard box Yule log… really. In the spirit of 2020- I am inspired by the endless stream of cardboard boxes being...
Wire spirals twisted around candles to make small Christmas trees for the Christmas Eve dinner table
Glue bark to a wire frame to create a Christmas stocking armature
Craft a bark sleigh that will last for weeks.
Capilano Flower Arranging Club Designing for Christmas Workshop: Yule log