Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Just not Flowers!
The best way to design with non-floral alternatives is to be deliberate. Do not treat the non-floral design elements as mere substitutes for the flowers but rather make it a design feature.
Fruit, vegetables, air plants and succulents are excellent alternatives to pollen rich and fragrant blossoms.
So are blades of grass, twigs and vines that can be woven into baskets, boxes and dramatic decorative shapes.
In my design, I wove a ring box from blades of grass.
Once you know how to weave the basic balanced plain weave pattern, it can be adapted to create matching green woven hand baskets, vans and even woven corsages. Strips of woven leaves placed in glass containers make beautiful centerpieces and can be as elaborate or delicate as you choose.
Every couple wants their wedding to be unique. Beautifully styled non-floral design details are memorable and can be an exceptional style statement
Thank you DIY Weddings Magazine for inviting me to be part of your Summer issue. It is filled with creative inspiration. Have a look at the on-line magazine.
For this tutorial I focus on a simple weave pattern that does not require you to soften or prepare the leaves to be more durable or flexible. This is the starting point in...