Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
When you use wired branches they double as... well... wires to secure your other design details. This is such a quick and easy design solution!
It looks like these candles are thoroughly snowed and iced in place but they actually rest just below the edge of a bud vase so that they can be taken out to switch the battery...
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.