Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Suspend flowers and candy on an acetate and wire garland
Make holes in the pumpkin by knocking a nail into it with a hammer
Press thin straight wire sections into the holes and bend to cross the wires
Drape an acetate garland around the pumpkin, on the wires to create a halo.
Acetate creates a see-through platform and the acetate garland can carry the weight of the flowers and a few chocolates providing that all the sections are securely balanced on the crossed wires.
I wanted my flowers to last as long as possible so I placed each tiny African Violet stem in a drinking straw test tubes filled with water.
Wire is always sold in a roll and it can be very frustrating to try to remove bends, kinks and curls.
Acetate is the clear plastic mostly used for packaging design. It is thicker than cellophane and holds its shape much better.