Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Long lasting flower wand
Search for your unique wand stick or twig. Anything with knots or interesting side branches.
Snip the flowers from the plant. Make sure you water the plant the night before so that you have the freshest possible flowers to design with.
Decide on your design and glue the flowers to the wand with floral glue.
Glue in any design details. I used tendrils from a vine.
Add a ribbon handle if it goes with your design idea. This is a great way to match the colour scheme of your wedding if you are using an unusual colour.
Glue in any finishing touches. I added a few sparkling crystals.
This is a convenient way to keep flowers perfectly upright while you wait for glue to dry.
Tuck one half of a corsage magnet in a nutshell before designing to create a floral fridge magnet
The delicate Kalanchoe flowers last surprisingly well without a water source and is ideal for glue techniques
Cut the plastic, sand and wrap with ribbon
The finish of every design should be flawless. Make sure there are no bits of glue visible in your design by carefully removing all traces of spills.
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
Weave willow between the fork in a twig to create a paddle like armature
My article and floral wand design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine
A little bit of effort... that will last for weeks design to hang about the whole Festive Season.
Design One from my Inspiration Video: Use the same floral ingredients, willow twigs, Lichen, Spanish Moss, Kalanchoe and Gypsophila to make three distinctly different contemporary...
Design Three from my Inspiration Video: Use the same floral ingredients, willow twigs, Lichen, Spanish Moss, Kalanchoe and Gypsophila to make three distinctly different...
Design Two from my Inspiration Video: Use the same floral ingredients, willow twigs, Lichen, Spanish Moss, Kalanchoe and Gypsophila to make three distinctly different contemporary...
Sunday April 22 is Earth day and a tiny floral fridge magnet is a wonderful reminder of just how beautiful our planet is.
My article and flower girl net basket design featured in the Red! issue of DIY Weddings Magazine
Wrap a ribbon around an up-cycled plastic ring for the most comfortable wrist corsage
Hoard a few acorns in the fork of a twig to show off a single oncidium orchid.