Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Grasshopper Blossom branches
- 15 March 2023
- click to send Christine a smile
The hardest part of this design is finding interesting looking blossom branches... and that is not hard at all!
Trim a few branches so that they blossom in a vase.
Place two branches so that they cross and point outwards in a large container so that you create a display surface in the middle of the branches for the grasshoppers.
This week in my email I tell you about allowing a design to grow into its best self. It is a great way to elevate your design work. Make sure to sign up to receive your free design tip email every Wednesday morning, the moment the design is ready for you to view. Also I would love to hear from you, you can comment, ask questions or say hi by replying to the email. The sign up is below this post.
Place two branches so that they cross and point outwards in a large container
And add a few foliage grasshoppers in the design. I have added a new video to the photo Tutorial for you today. The link is below this post.
Book readers turn to page 386 where I tell you about creating a story by adding a few critters to your design.For more information about my book:
The Effortless Floral Craftsman
Sign up for my weekly newsletter
Every week I add a new design with related tutorials. Be sure to subscribe to receive an email notification with design inspiration.
Weave grasshoppers or butterflies (or fireflies) from palm leaves
Early spring floral styling with some magic
Wrap a foliage circle to9 create a base for a magnetized corsage
Fold and glue a Monstera deliciosa (delicious monster) leaf
Drill holes in twigs to insert fine sticks to create a delicate armature
Curve and tie a blossoming twig into a heart... that can suspend a heavy flower head.
Add a bit of love to your blossom branches with hanging heart knots.
These peach blossom branches needed only the tiniest bit of help to frame the woven hearts to perfection.
Pierce eggshells to string it up for a delicate Spring design element.
As in… Pussy willow catkins caterpillar… that is super fuzzy.
Weave a spider from lily grass... and reposition it every so often for a creative Halloween twist.
My Chameleon is mono-botanical. Made from coiled grass
Beautiful blossoms don’t NEED much to make it into a lovely design. But the start of Spring might just inspire you to add a bit much… just because it makes you happy.
Retail florists and wholesalers are already designing, ordering and preparing their product range for prom. This is my article that I wrote for the Prom Design Issue of Canadian...
Sticks and twigs create a resting spot for palm and rose butterflies
The second design I did for my book launch demonstration looking at aspects that influences my effortless style of designing.
My article and a floral parasol design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine
A blossom frame to display the prettiest anthurium of the whole bunch!