My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Double vase Snow Glow Winter Centerpiece

Place a small container in a bigger container

Place a small container in a bigger container to create two design surfaces. One for the fresh flowers and one dry for the candles.

Place a few flameless candles into the inside container

Place a few flameless candles into the inside container.

Fill the outside container with water

Fill the outside container with water.

Fluff out foam filler or cotton wool to create a thin layer to cover the candles

Fluff out foam filler or cotton wool to create a thin layer to lightly cover the candles...

To create a slight glow

... to create a slight glow

Place a lily bud in the outside container so that it remains hydrated

Place a lily bud in the outside container so that it remains hydrated.

Place these buds to extend towards the other opening so that they create a frame for the glow sections

Place these buds to extend towards the other opening so that they create a frame for the glow sections

Fill the larger openings with fully open lilies

Fill the larger openings with fully open lilies.

Facing the flowers so that they follow the frame pattern that you created with the buds

Facing the flowers so that they follow the frame pattern that you created with the buds.

Fill in any gaps with a few more buds and lilies

Fill in any gaps with a few more buds and lilies.

Place a few snow covered twigs to cross over the flameless candle section

Place a few snow covered twigs to cross over the flameless candle section. If you want to brush up on how to add artificial snow to a twig see the Tutorial below.

Design note: Before securing these twigs with a tiny drop of hot glue to the container quickly read this week's tip in our email. If you are not yet receiving the email make sure to sign up below this post. I add a bit more information about each design in an email each week so that you can reply or comment while looking at the design notes.

And add another twig to cross over that one to create a bit more dimension

And add another twig to cross over that one to create a bit more dimension.

Book readers turn to page 166 for a rose and grass version of this double vase design idea and page 169 for a few more ideas on how to design with double vases.
For more information about my book: The Effortless Floral Craftsman

Finish the design with a few dew drop crystals

Finish the design with a few dew drop crystals. I actually used an entire pack. Maybe it's Christmas twinkle withdrawal but I loved how they sparkled in the candle light. But you can of course use more... or less or none if you prefer.

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Tutorials

27 November 2012 Fluff cotton wool for snow

Cotton balls can be unrolled and fluffed to create long garlands of "snow"

28 December 2016 Adding snow to twigs

Glue artificial snow to twigs

8 July 2015 Using a pin to place tiny dew drop crystals

It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.

9 December 2015 Scalable twig and Phalaenopsis orchid winterscape panel

This design can easily scale up or down by using larger or smaller pieces of wood to create a larger wall panel or make a few of these panels to stack as tiles to create a more...

30 March 2012 Keep pod shaped flowers in bud for longer

Sometimes you want to keep flowers in tight bud for as long as possible to suit your design

13 September 2017 Tape a grid around the edges of a container for a table top wreath

Suspend flowers with an almost invisible taped grid

6 March 2019 Snow puddle armature

Connect twigs with puddles of artificial snow to craft a winter armature for your flowers.

24 January 2018 Stack two glass vases to keep a leaf upright in water

Slip a leaf into the gap between two glass containers to keep it upright... and add a plastic lining to support the flowers nestled into it.

Favourite Flowers

Lilium

Lily

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