Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Reusable Table Top Lei Armature
Thread a huge bundle of eucalyptus leaves into string... for more details on what string is the most suitable for lei making turn to page 219 of my book.
Also: Turn to page 219 to learn more about traditional lei needles… but if you can’t find a lei needle… of course I have a Tutorial for you on how to make your own needle... in fact turn to page 207 where you will also find the entire section on Mastery: pierced, threaded, stacked and skewered.
Knot the two ends together.
Creating a beautiful eucalyptus lei...
Display the lei on the edge of a clear container. Your Lei is now ready to design with.
In my design I have three options on how to keep your flowers hydrated so that it is as versatile as possible. I have included it as a tip in my newsletter this week. Make sure you are subscribed so that you don't miss out on the behind the scenes conversations.
It is also in my book if this is the kind of design ideas that you enjoy. If you still want to get a copy of my book you can read more about it here: The Effortless Floral Craftsman
When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.
Suspend flowers with an almost invisible taped grid
Not only will your home smell wonderful while crafting this design you will also have a ethereal and long lasting design to enjoy.
Skeletonized leaves can be shaped while wet to create shapes
Craft an ethereal Christmas tree from Eucalyptus leaves, twigs and sparkling snow flake crystals.
Crafted from a hand full of twigs to give you a large design... even though you add only two stems of sweet peas.
This armature is actually made of four times as many leaves as what it looks like to create a hinge to fan the entire leaf-tube open yet keep it's shape.
My work is usually so labour intensive... this one came as a wonderful surprise... it really is both quick and easy to craft this wreath!
An easy and naturally fragrant winter white candle decoration to bring nature into your house this Christmas.
An Autumn Equinox design that captures the moment before the spectacular colour burst of autumn floats around again
Instead of just placing a handful of twigs and two stems of sweet peas in a vase... why not...?
Fold and thread an autumn leaf armature for a thankful Thanksgiving design
Now this is quite a discovery! And it honestly is the easiest and quickest way to go from "I still want to decorate for Christmas" to "... aaand I am done, I made our wreath"