Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Keep all the fresh flower material hydrated in water by weaving the stems from one side of the vase to the other.
Gladiolus stems can be cut into sections so that it appears natural and well groomed.
The teeth of a Kenzan (or pin cushion) is rather sharp. Here is a pain free way of pushing down the plant material into the teeth to keep it securely in place.
Build up a design in a shallow container by stacking it by threading the plant material into the teeth of a pin cushion in three levels.
Adding tension to a design with a grass frame and collar.
A single stem of lilies turned into a celebration just by twirling a handful of lily grass around it.
Crafted from a hand full of twigs to give you a large design... even though you add only two stems of sweet peas.
Plant material float about in water. To keep it in place it is best to wedge it slightly to touch the sides of the container.
Thread grass into flexi grass to create a spinner that gently turns in the wind.
Pebbles are a great way to weigh down or keep your floral material in place. Here's a way to dress them up a bit
Here it is: my take on the one design that people argue is "tricky" to design without floral foam. A low pave design. Not tricky at all! It's actually easier to do without...