Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Just a few adjustments can transform a boring artificial wreath into a high end looking designer decoration.
Part of the charm of contemporary designing is adding elements to your work that create a story.
Brushing a shiny bauble with an almost dry brush with just a bit of paint on turns it into a beautiful almost antique snowball.
I wanted my design to look more "found this way" than "designed this way" so I strategically tangled the ribbon to dangle down the design rather than tie it in a neat bow.
What if you absolutely HAVE to decorate with faux plants? Here are my guiding rules when it comes to styling with permanent botanicals
With just a bit of extra effort you can give an artificial plant a bit of personality
Spike fall leaves and water tubes to create a minimal radiating autumn display
Threat a stack of leaves to dry so that they shrivel and dry up in a similar way.
Cut a slit in the branches, at the root side to suspend it over the vases rather than in the vases.
Eerie! Because you use what is there already in the twigs this skeleton looks rather... realistic!
String up pumpkins and glass seahorse vases to craft an autumn mobile design.