Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Lily grid for cradling the first spring sprigs in a small vase
Fill a small fishbowl vase with water.
Tip: we are going to place shorter stems through the lily petals so make sure the vase is filled to almost the top.
Place a fully opened lily over the opening of the vase
Notice the angle of the flower? This is actually the secret to the whole design. In this week's email I discuss using the flower shape to help you position the rest of the design details. Make sure you are signed up to receive the tip for each week. The sign up is below this post.
Carefully slip the anemone through the lily petals to keep it in place.
Reposition the anemone so that it sits above the lily.
Again see the newsletter tip for how to do this without damaging the lily.
Slip a few rosary vines between the petals...
Book readers turn to page 262 for another example of this. Only this time I am using skewered rosary vine hearts.
For more information about my book: The Effortless Floral Craftsman
... And drape the vines over and around the flowers.
Add in a few snow covered twigs.
For a detailed Tutorial on how to craft snow covered twigs see below this post.
And a few dew drop crystals to finish the design.
Frost a few twigs to craft a delicate armature for fragrant freesias
Craft a suspended armature to create a clear winter design.
Split a twig to create a t connection to hover a twig over the design
A great do-in-advance and reusable design solution for a winter, early spring floral display.
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
Fake an early Spring by crafting a long lasting stick bundle that has a blossoming branch of succulent flowers.
Capture Spring for just a little bit longer by sticking blossoms down, in place.
Trap air between two vases to create a third circle... and frame for a small feather hint to a hopeful Spring
Add warmth to a space with a softly glowing winter white arrangement
Line a shallow container with fiber to create a mat for the flowers to hydrate and stand in the exact way you want to place them.
Ever wonder how I decide what I share with you? A fun design ticking all the boxes.
Stand tulips upright in a shallow container with a suspended twig armature.
A delicate winter twig armature to show off the delicate beauty of these early spring coloured tulips.
A creative design that has some height to it without blocking the view. This can easily be scaled up or down to match the environment you want to display it in.
A bundle of twigs armature to create a pretend Spring design for a snowy morning.
Blossom petals drop so quickly! Here's a way to make them last just that little bit longer.
That good old double vase trick... but this time I deliberately added a bubble between the two layers to create a third circle in the design.