Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Stack two glass vases to keep a leaf upright in water
Rinse out an empty soda bottle and cut four long strips of plastic.
Connect two strips with hot glue to craft two longer plastic strips.
Connect the plastic at the top and the bottom to mimic the shape of a leaf
Taper the top and the bottom slightly
Set the plastic inside a leaf
And tack the plastic to the leaf with floral glue.
Place the leaf in a vase and carefully stack a slightly smaller vase in the first one the keep the leaf in place
Pour water into the bottom vase to keep the leaf hydrated
For more instructions on how to make a syringe with a tube see the Tutorials below
Glue water tubes to the plastic
See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how I make my own water tubes from drinking straws
Fill the tubes with water and add the flowers
Cut the Phalaenopsis orchid with a bit of green stem attached. This will make them last longer.
Bend and weave three wire wreaths to string up as an air plant chandelier
Wrap grass around a flat wire shape to create a delicate bridal basket design
The wire spirals are supported on wire sections pressed into the wax
When suspending items under water it is convenient to add a tiny magnet so that you can reposition it if the water distorts the lines of your design
This is a great, non permanent way to protect surfaces from damage
Flowers naturally float and you will need some kind of sinker to keep them suspended under water.
Create a minimal design by placing a single flower on a platform
Easy way to fill test tubes and easiest way to remove water from a vase
When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.
Stack two vases to create a small gap at the side to keep a leaf upright
Stack a few glass containers and fill each with water to a different level.
Urgh… my glass cake stand broke leaving me with a still beautiful, but now mismatched and extremely inspirational lid...
Gently curve a shallow area with a leaf to showcase a gorgeous flower with a short stem in a water filled vase
Deceptively simple. A design that relies on you working with not against what is already there.
Position foliage to create a smaller, shallow pond for your floral details to shelter in.
Using that little something that is unusual about your flower to make the design stand out.
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...
Wire spirals twisted around candles to make small Christmas trees for the Christmas Eve dinner table
Freely translated it means Each Moment, Only Once. It is a saying associated with Japanese tea ceremonies.
Place a water tube at an angle in lumber so that the Zantedeschia float just above the base to show off the delicate grass snippets scattered up the stem