Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Peg a wreath to the edge of a container
Remove the foliage from a vine...
Place the vine tip between two small wreaths
If you want to weave your own wreaths look below for the detailed Tutorial.
Keep winding the vine...
Leaving just enough stem end to tuck into the vase so that the vine remains hydrated.
Cut a sturdy fresh twig for pinning the wreath into place.
Cut into the twig from one side...
Flip the twig over and cut another slit into the other side.
This week on my notification newsletter email I discuss a few tricks and ideas for how to keep this twig from splitting. Make sure you are signed up. I share a tip every week about the idea so that you can reply to the email if you have any questions. These tips are only available in the emails though. The sign up is below this post.
Open the split...
And slip it over the rim of a container.
This is where the newsletter tips really cut down on frustration.
Set the vine over the container... and peg the top slit cut in the twig over a twig in the wreath.
Creating a fun table top wreath armature for you to design with.
So far the design Tutorial is very similar to the one I shared in August. See the link below. But here is the variation...
Place a heavy anthurium stem between the two wreaths
For the wreath decorations I glued in some dried hydrangeas
I usually divide my flowers that I want to dry into batches so that I can use the different techniques on all of them. See the Tutorial below for how I dry them in the microwave, pressed in a book or naturally. If you want more (a lot more) ideas for preserving flowers turn to page 110 of my book.
Glue in the flowers and fluff out all the tendrils to finish up the design.
For my design I wanted the wreath to look wind blown so I added a few loosely woven twigs into the weave. I also wanted to emphasize the autumn colours so I added a twirling...
Passion fruit flowers never lasts long. Not even growing outside on a vine. But the buds continue to open once cut making a wreath display ideal for an even changing passion fruit...
Connect six wreaths to build up a hanging panel to display your flowers on.
Weave tiny vine wreaths on the leave stems of a stripped Wisteria vine
For this design I wanted my wreath to be light and airy so that it just whips around the solid pumpkin like a breeze.
A wreath armature design for early Autumn... this takes the split armature Tutorial I showed you last month a little bit further.
Frame a passion flower in a vine wreath for a short lived but so pretty arrangement.
Connect small wreaths to create a pretty summer armature to arrange your flowers on.
Every designer knows how to stretch their supplies. We use and re-use our dried plant material until our fellow designers feel like hiding it from us. I formed such an...
A floral design snapshot of what it looks like when walking down the streets of Vancouver this week.
Give a loosely woven wreath legs to stand on to hover lightly around a pumpkin