Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
This week I needed a bit of a break… and thought I would show you exactly how versatile a well made armature can be. Just a quick swap out and you have a whole new design!
Book readers turn to page: 330 for the original version of this design… that time with gorgeous deep blue delphiniums… and page 209 for my twig-trick for threading the leaves.
An easy to do, budget friendly, craft ahead- use many times floral armature.
When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.
Suspend flowers with an almost invisible taped grid
Not only will your home smell wonderful while crafting this design you will also have a ethereal and long lasting design to enjoy.
Skeletonized leaves can be shaped while wet to create shapes
Craft an ethereal Christmas tree from Eucalyptus leaves, twigs and sparkling snow flake crystals.
Crafted from a hand full of twigs to give you a large design... even though you add only two stems of sweet peas.
This armature is actually made of four times as many leaves as what it looks like to create a hinge to fan the entire leaf-tube open yet keep it's shape.
My work is usually so labour intensive... this one came as a wonderful surprise... it really is both quick and easy to craft this wreath!
An easy and naturally fragrant winter white candle decoration to bring nature into your house this Christmas.
An Autumn Equinox design that captures the moment before the spectacular colour burst of autumn floats around again
Instead of just placing a handful of twigs and two stems of sweet peas in a vase... why not...?
Fold and thread an autumn leaf armature for a thankful Thanksgiving design
Now this is quite a discovery! And it honestly is the easiest and quickest way to go from "I still want to decorate for Christmas" to "... aaand I am done, I made our wreath"