Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Grass Spiral Wind Spinner
Measure out a bunch of lily grass to cut. I made my snippets just slightly larder than my fist.
Cut the grass into sections.
Make a hole in the grass with a sharp bamboo stick.
Cut the flexi grass into a sharp angle.
Thread the lily grass sections into the flexi grass.
When the flexi grass is about half full of grass snippets cut the ends straight...
... and start to gently twist the bundle.
Secure the top and bottom of the spiral with a small drop of floral glue and fill the rest of the flexi grass with grass snippets.
Allow a bit of space at the top to hang the spinner.
Hang the grass spiral by knotting line to the flexi grass.
Separate the top half of the snippets into three sections. The sections frame the plant material and make it easier to dangle plant material from the one side to the other.
Glue in the water tubes. See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how I make my own water tubes.
Add in the fresh plant material.
When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.
Cut the Phalaenopsis orchid with a bit of green stem attached. This will make them last longer.
Bend and weave three wire wreaths to string up as an air plant chandelier
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Easy way to fill test tubes and easiest way to remove water from a vase
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A mindful summer craft using banana leaves to create a floating arrangement.
Armatures are great (budget friendly) spacers for creating large floral designs without using an enormous amount of your resources.
Skewer a few leaves to turn a single carnation in a bud vase... into an occasion... all by itself!
A closer look at my design at the 20th anniversary of Canada Blooms and The Toronto Flower Show
Suspend small bud vases with Macramé-like knotted wool. This design is featured on The Fusion Flowers Magazine... Fusion Links page.
Delicate glass bubbles filled with the midnight blue African violet flowers, purple ornamental capsicum and spilling down the design are a few stems of rosary vine
Tucked into the box with every advance copy of the book, the effortless floral craftsman is a packet of clips. This design and Tutorial is a bit of inspiration... what will you...