Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Mikado Reed Line-up
Creating a good quality armature makes it effortless for you (and your clients) to replace flowers, as they fade, with fresh blooms for an ever changing and long lasting floral design.
Glue Mikado Reeds to a block of Styrofoam.
Start at both ends and work your way in
Turn the design on its side and cover the sides
Cover the back of the design with Mikado Reeds.
Measure the bottom of the Mikado Reeds to make sure the longest reeds are all the same length so that the design will stand firmly.
Glue reeds to a few test tubes and spear the tubes into the Styrofoam.
Fill the test tubes with water and add Alstroemeria flowers and effortlessly sweeping-grasses
Include a single floret (such as an orchid) or bundle a few weaker stems (such as lily of the valley) into an arrangement or hand tie by wiring a test tube to a stick.
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