Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Stacked eggshell containers that won't topple over.
Wash and dry a few eggshells.
Place a small corsage magnet in the eggshell
Stack a few more eggshells over the magnet to cover the magnet and create a pretty pattern.
Place the partner magnets at the bottom of a display container.
You can now carefully drag and position the eggshells exactly how you want it without it toppling over when you add the plant material.
Fill the eggshells with Reindeer moss.
Add a pretty twig...
... and a few wooden feathers
See the Tutorial below for detailed instructions on how to make the shaved wood feathers.
Fill the eggshells with water to keep the fresh flowers hydrated.
See the Tutorial below for detailed instructions on how I make the syringe with tube.
Add the oncidium orchids and a few bulbs and roots.
Balance a stack of eggshells with a magnet for a tiny Easter design
Wood glue makes wood veneer or Kyogi paper soft and playable to make feathers with
Easy way to fill test tubes and easiest way to remove water from a vase
I wanted to create extremely light weight wooden blocks for my design. The easiest way is to cover Styrofoam with a Kyogi paper veneer.
Craft a platform to highlight small flowers
Orchids grow in long flower spikes. It is great to use the entire stem but sometimes you need shorter section. There is a trick to cutting the stems without leaving a visible...
The most delicate of stems often disappear in a design. this is an easy way to display really delicate flowering stems without overwhelming them
Hide the water source in a rolled leaf
Cut short bamboo lengths to keep your flower material upright in a shallow and narrow container
Hana-Kubari is an Ikebana flower mechanic. Only natural materials such as pebbles, sticks and branches can be seen to support the flowers. Traditionally no twine or wire, nails,...
Fill eggshells with moss to create an upright container... with a surprising balancing trick.
This week we look at the design featured in the Flower Guide Chapter at the very end of my book
A fun Spring and Easter design with stacked eggshells.
A bit of a wrong way round pretty Easter design. Put the basket weave inside the egg instead of putting the eggs in a basket.
Skewer Dracaena leaves into a roll that supports a tiny water source for the Oncidium orchids