Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Sponge mechanic for a tiny flower stem
Cut a X shape in a small sponge
Just a little bigger than the size of the flower stem
Fit the sponge in a small container. This is where you are going to add the water
Place a bamboo skewer in the sponge as a place holder for the stem
Glue bamboo leaves to the sponge. Make sure there is an overlap of the leaves so that the foliage adheres to foliage and not just to the sponge.
Radiate the leaves out from the bamboo to the edge.
Smooth the leaves down
Turn the sponge around
And glue the leaves to the bottom
Fill the small container with water
Place the sponge on the container and let it soak up the water. Insert the flower in the X once the sponge is heavy.
Cut the Phalaenopsis orchid with a bit of green stem attached. This will make them last longer.
Tuck one half of a corsage magnet in a nutshell before designing to create a floral fridge magnet
Polystyrene or Styrofoam makers ideal shapes to pin or glue plant material to.
Stack snippets of grass on a wire frame to make a floating pyramid armature
It's not really what we call things that matter but what they are made of- in this design, it's made of all three types of Oasis and wool.
A Touchstone is something or even someone that you can rely on to evaluate the strength or worth of an idea or concept.
Three Lilies plaited to create a sensational, singular flower "growing" out of a Equisetum dome filled with Rainbow Oasis pebbles.
The elongated heart shape Echeveria waist corsage is meant to be worn low around the hip as a trailing ribbon clasp.
Sunday April 22 is Earth day and a tiny floral fridge magnet is a wonderful reminder of just how beautiful our planet is.
The emotions your designs inspire give real meaning to your work. My article in the Canadian Florist Magazine