Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Tendril vine Wreath Pumpkin
Clip the bits of wreath that keeps it all together. Keep these twirled bits to become the stalk.
Divide and weave the vines into smaller wreaths
See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to weave a wreath
Gather all the wreaths in your hand
Secure the wreaths with two cable ties
Fan out the wreaths and pull the cable ties tight
Position the wreaths securely
Clip away the left over bits of dangling cable ties.
Cover the ties with brown florist tape
Weave in a few more vines to cover the tape
Push the thick vine curl into the middle to shape the stalk
Glue in the floral material
Design note: The Kalanchoe is a succulent and the flowers will look beautiful, even without a water source for about a week. The Lanterns will dry in place
Add in a few more tendrils and vine to help your eye fill in the picture of the pumpkin
For my design I wanted the wreath to look wind blown so I added a few loosely woven twigs into the weave. I also wanted to emphasize the autumn colours so I added a twirling...
Cut a coiled vine wreath into sections to create an delicate armature to frame a few perfect chocolate cosmos flowers
Snip a dried twig wreath to undo the spirals to hang around a glass container
Tie Midelino Cane coils to make a spiral armature
Give a loosely woven wreath legs to stand on to hover lightly around a pumpkin
Just like the weather is only hinting at spring, so is this design only hinting at being a basket
An easy and naturally fragrant winter white candle decoration to bring nature into your house this Christmas.
Connect small wreaths to create a pretty summer armature to arrange your flowers on.
Create a floral circlet to rest the little pumpkin on... but above the water line.
A hint of a wreath table top design for pre-Halloween decorating.
Whipped up to be light in the Spring breeze wreath design.
Craft an arch armature to display those early autumn treasures.
A wire and twig permanent display basket with tiny water sources for a few fresh flowers that can be replaced as needed.
Wire dried pepper berries to a wreath with super fancy flat wire (okay... it's the humble wire from a copper pot scrubber but it still looks fancy!)
Ah... yes summer time designing. Anyone else seeing more insects hiding between the petals this year?
Autumn bud vase collar made from gladiolus foliage.
Keep you fresh plant material hydrated in water... and your dried plant material suspended to keep it from falling into the water.
Contemporary Wreath Design demonstration as part of the Durbanville Garden Club's annual Garden Festival, Western Cape, South Africa
Open a vine wreath to create a spiral twig armature around a glass container
Designing adventurous Contemporary Floral centerpieces Article in the Canadian Florist Magazine.
This was the first design I did in my "All things Autumn (by which I mean all things chocolate)" floral art demonstration
My design entered for evaluation at the Floral Trends Design Group meeting in South Africa