Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Skewer leaf rolls to support a tiny water source for fresh flowers
Cut a few sturdy sticks at a very sharp angle
This makes it easier to pierce the leaf without ripping it.
Roll the leaf. I used Dracaena leaves for my design
Skewer the leaf with the sharp stick
Skewer the leaf with another sharp stick
Place a tiny test tube to sit upright between the two sticks. Fill with water and add fresh flowers
When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.
Great way to use all the autumn leaves you collect on walks during the season. Slowly build up the leaf rosette and let the leaves dry before adding a few more.
Long stemmed autumn leave tubes as a floral armature
Orchids grow in long flower spikes. It is great to use the entire stem but sometimes you need shorter section. There is a trick to cutting the stems without leaving a visible...
Rolled leaves offer support for floral stems
Cut short bamboo lengths to keep your flower material upright in a shallow and narrow container
I used to make baskets full of these when I was a little girl. We had a big Acasia thorn tree and I used to spear my “roses” onto the tree pretending I was the fairy responsible...
Skewer Dracaena leaves into a roll that supports a tiny water source for the Oncidium orchids
Fill eggshells with moss to create an upright container... with a surprising balancing trick.
This week we look at the design featured in the Flower Guide Chapter at the very end of my book
Quick and easy: Stack autumn leaves onto a wire for a... tiny table top Christmas tree.
Gently curve a shallow area with a leaf to showcase a gorgeous flower with a short stem in a water filled vase
Skewer a few leaves to turn a single carnation in a bud vase... into an occasion... all by itself!