Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Display wreath that hover around a big shiny pumpkin
For this design I wanted my wreath to be light and airy so that it just whips around the solid pumpkin like a breeze.
Soak some dried vines in warm water for a few hours
Bend the wreath in a large circle. Hook the ends into the circle shape to secure.
See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to weave a wreath
Weave another circle, this time slightly smaller and weave it into the wreath shape
Weave in thin vines to fill in the basic shape between the gaps, and extend some of the vine so that it lifts the wreath from the design table. Make sure it is quite strong so that it can carry the weight of the flower material and water tubes.
Slip a tiny vine snippet under the pumpkin so that it does not roll around in the display
Add in the tiny water tubes for the flowers and glue in the plant material
For my design I wanted the wreath to look wind blown so I added a few loosely woven twigs into the weave. I also wanted to emphasize the autumn colours so I added a twirling...
Snip a dried twig wreath to undo the spirals to hang around a glass container
Reshape a vine wreath into smaller wreaths to combine as a pumpkin
Glued Baby's Breath Wreath, folded in half to create a moon shaped armature
Give a loosely woven wreath legs to stand on to hover lightly around a pumpkin
Hanging pumpkins and tiny vases to create a Autumn mobile floral design.
A wreath armature design for early Autumn... this takes the split armature Tutorial I showed you last month a little bit further.
A simple way to keep the plastic mesh the pumpkins are sold in from becoming trash: wrap it around the container as an armature for a quick Fall design. Replace the flowers as...
Create a floral circlet to rest the little pumpkin on... but above the water line.
Craft an arch armature to display those early autumn treasures.
A floral design snapshot of what it looks like when walking down the streets of Vancouver this week.
Every designer knows how to stretch their supplies. We use and re-use our dried plant material until our fellow designers feel like hiding it from us. I formed such an...
I wove vine wreaths to form a pyramid, one just slightly larger than the next. In the natural cavities between the wreaths I placed the roses and lisianthus in plastic covered...
Contemporary Wreath Design demonstration as part of the Durbanville Garden Club's annual Garden Festival, Western Cape, South Africa
Bright and sunny cymbidium orchids and roses, lilies, lisianthus and pincushions
Weave a wreath to thread a dome for an Autumn leaf design
My article and flower girl net basket design featured in the Red! issue of DIY Weddings Magazine
Open a vine wreath to create a spiral twig armature around a glass container
Celebrate the bright colours of autumn with lilies and Chinese lanterns