Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Everlasting succulent and moss display
Glue a snippet of moss to a decorative rock with floral glue
Cut the moss with sharp scissors to create a flat surface for the glue
Gently pat the moss down to make sure it adheres without pressing it flat
Stack a few more decorative rocks around the moss
Glue in the succulents. The succulents will root in the moist moss
Glue in a few dried roots for texture
I make tiny test tubes from drinking straws to keep small flowers hydrated. See the Tutorial below for detailed instructions
Cut a drinking straw test tube smaller to nestle in the moss
With a pair of tweezers open a cavity for the drinking straw to nestle in
Glue in the drinking straw.
Fill the drinking straw with water.
See the Tutorial below for detailed instructions on how I make my own syringe with tube to fill the tine tubes with water
Place the flowers in the drinking straw tube to keep it hydrated. Replace the flowers and fill the tube as needed. the rest of the design should last for a long time
When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.
Easy way to fill test tubes and easiest way to remove water from a vase
Curl the wire at irregular intervals to create a natural wire tendril similar to that of a passion fruit plant
The finish of every design should be flawless. Make sure there are no bits of glue visible in your design by carefully removing all traces of spills.
The BoutStix Floral Magnets “stick” is the backbone of the design, strengthening the narrow heart shape and adding support and balance.
Biodegradable copper mesh makes the perfect shape to fill with moss to grow tiny stem plants
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The elongated heart shape Echeveria waist corsage is meant to be worn low around the hip as a trailing ribbon clasp.
The sprouts are sprouting and the bees are being and the birds are birding. Tempting as it is new growth is hard to condition. Hard, but not impossible
Glue snippets of dried green stems and Green Trick Carnation to make tiny floral wings for Christmas
Fragile ice baubles, cyclamen and moss design