Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
It's stick season!
Hellebore is just gorgeous but so difficult to keep from wilting. But there are things you can do to enhance your chances of having the flowers stay fresh for longer
When you glue a structure with hot glue there are always a few stray strands of glue stuck all over the design. Blow it away with a hairdryer.
When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.
Even long nose pliers without grooves still damage soft aluminum wire. Pad the pliers with a plaster.
My article and Bamboo Lantern design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine
My Halloween design... with some scary stuff hidden if you can read between the leaves!
Keep flower stems upright with a folded cellophane plastic support that looks like cracked ice.
A clever trick borrowed from art techniques to add dimension to a bright and colourful Autumn floral design.
Design 2 of my three week pre-Christmas designing series looking at How to style with artificial plants and branches using quality faux plants and stems. This week: wired branches