Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Tape a grid around the edges of a container for a table top wreath
Tape a grid just inside the edge of a flat container. I placed two strips of sellotape (sticky side up) in each direction.
Tape a grid just inside the edge of a flat container
Set a blade of grass to follow the wreath shape on the tape
Add a few more blades of grass. The grass sticks to the tape creating a fine grid for the fresh flowers to rest on once positioned
Follow the shape you want the wreath to have. I wanted it to be round but you can also create a square by just following the tape.
Place your fresh flowers and make sure all the stems rest in the water
"Plaid" and "braid" are synonyms, and where you are from will most likely dictate whether you use plait (British) or braid (American or Celtic). Some people also refer to...
Braid bundles of twigs to create an armature for flowers to dance in
Tape a grid over a vase to keep the floral details in place
I left the grass to mature so that the tips mirror the sun bleached yellow of the orchids.
Blossom petals drop so quickly! Here's a way to make them last just that little bit longer.
A cooling design for early summer days with swinging ripped grass and more than enough water for thirsty hydrangeas.
Designing for somewhere not still summer not yet autumn weather...
Light and airy... like a wonderful breeze on a hot summer day grass and erigeron display.
There's no need to rush the seasons. Take it slow and enjoy the plant material that are still available even if you are excited about what is to come...
Braiding and plaiting and knotting hair is a huge trend in hairdressing at the moment. Intricate little plaits are draped over long flowing hair to add complexity and quirk. ...
Create a grid to rest some plant material so that it floats and some with their stems to rest in the water below