Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Inside Pod Designing
Snip open a Physalis pod with sharp scissors
Lift away the husk to create a cavity.
Glue in delicate twigs to craft a grid for the flowers to rest on.
Glue in the Kalanchoe (succulent) flowers.
Glue in a few rosary vine heart shaped leaves.
See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how I add tiny beads with a pin.
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.
Cut the sepal from the fruit
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
Tuck one half of a corsage magnet in a nutshell before designing to create a floral fridge magnet
Every Autumn we see the beautiful Physalis pods everywhere but they are easy to dry and preserve to use year round.
Use one leaf to keep the next in place
This week we are looking at the contents pages of my book... but more specifically at the sweet little pod design on the content page of my book.
Sunday April 22 is Earth day and a tiny floral fridge magnet is a wonderful reminder of just how beautiful our planet is.
Celebrate the bright colours of autumn with lilies and Chinese lanterns