Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
An eggshell stack and grass snippet arch with a hidden water source for a Spring or Easter design
Make a hole in the bottom of an eggshell.
Make sure the hole is big enough to fit a large water tube.
To make the eggs stack, make the holes at slightly different angles so that they don't simply fit into one another.
Slip the water tube through the hole.
Continue to skewer and stack the shells to build up the base for your design.
Place the shell stack in an egg cup or decorative container.
Slip grass snippets between the stacked shells.
Glue in grass snippets to shape the nest like arch.
For a stable arch make sure you glue most of the grass snippets at at least three places
Glue in the other side of the twig arch.
fill the tube with water.
Place the orchid in the water tube to rest on the grass arch.
Balance a stack of eggshells with a magnet for a tiny Easter design
Glue newsprint paper to balloons to make large egg shaped containers to design in
An grass armature that looks scattered but is actually very secure
Create a minimal design by placing a single flower on a platform
Glue a fragile sheltering net to soften the look of a summer design
Connect strips of ripped grass to create a knotted armature for short stemmed flowers
A fun Spring and Easter design with stacked eggshells.
Place a water tube at an angle in lumber so that the Zantedeschia float just above the base to show off the delicate grass snippets scattered up the stem