Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Float a swirling vine nest in a small vase to help keep your flowers in place
Place a water filled vase on a display surface. I added an upturned glass vase as a pedestal.
Place a smaller vase into the water filled vase so that it floats.
Add water to the smaller vase so that it becomes heavier and sinks in the water to become stable.
I am designing with two mature tulips. I wanted to explain a bit more about the tulip curve so I added that into our weekly email so that you can reply if you have comments or questions. Make sure to sign up so that you can join the conversation or read each week's exclusive design specific tip. The sign up is below the post.
Feed the rosary vine carefully into the vase.
Let the vine swirl in the vase to create a beautiful vine nest.
Tip: Use a thin reed or skewer to position and swirl the vine
Add three sparkling crystals to one of the vine leaves and add the vine into the nest so that it can be seen.
See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how I add the crystals so that the plant material is not damaged or bruised.
Drape two fully open tulips over the floating vine nest.
The floating vine bowl gently holds the flowers in place...
... without wedging it into the vase.
Allowing the growing flower heads to gently curve and lean to one side.
Easy way to fill test tubes and easiest way to remove water from a vase
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
Carefully glue a twig armature to display the mini-miniature Darling orchids
A wire in the hollow cavity inside a shoot of equisetum makes it easy to manipulate into a heart
Biodegradable copper mesh makes the perfect shape to fill with moss to grow tiny stem plants
An... everything is moving... design. The tulips are growing and the small vine filled vase is bopping around in the water. And if you lean them against each other just right it...
A fragile looking heart made from twigs that can hold a lot of orchids
While waiting for the blossoms to open... why not weave in a touch of Valentine's Day love?
The elongated heart shape Echeveria waist corsage is meant to be worn low around the hip as a trailing ribbon clasp.
Retail florists and wholesalers are already designing, ordering and preparing their product range for Valentine's Day. This is my article that I wrote for the December 2012...
This is my article that I wrote for the Valentine's Design Issue of Canadian Florist Magazine