Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Stacked bowl floral display
For my design I am using a stack of six bowls, you can adjust the height by adding or subtracting bowls.
Add a bit of water to the first bowl and set the flower at an angle to rest in the water.
As you start to stack the bowls make sure the stem ends remain in water to keep the flowers hydrated.
Pour water in the second bowl and place the flower stem. Adjust the angle of the bowl to reflect your "mood" of the design. The more playful the mood the crazier the angles.
Build up the design. Take care not to pinch the flower stems too tightly. They should still be able to take up water.
Set the top flower to rest in the water.
Top up the water to make sure the flowers remain hydrated.
See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to make your own syringe with tube to easily top up water in small spaces.
Easy way to fill test tubes and easiest way to remove water from a vase
Slip a leaf into the gap between two glass containers to keep it upright... and add a plastic lining to support the flowers nestled into it.
Most leaves and foliage can be slightly manipulated to curve or curl.
Keep flowers in place by placing a lemon on the narrow rim of the container.
Using that little something that is unusual about your flower to make the design stand out.
Stack two vases to create a small gap at the side to keep a leaf upright
Weave a basket with dangling edges for a single orchid display