Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Tie a half bow with ripped grass
Wrap the ripped grass around the stem. Make a secure granny knot. You can find more information on the type of knots you might like to try in my book.
For more detailed instructions on how to rip grass see the Tutorial below.
Loop the grass into a half bow and knot again.
Add a frosted crystal to the design.
Curl the grass ends. You can find detailed instructions in the Tutorials below or for an updated version see my book.
Sometimes you want to keep flowers in tight bud for as long as possible to suit your design
Most of the time I would gently tug the pollen covered stamens away the moment it becomes yellow and messy. But the Gloriosa looks rather pretty with the stamens on, so I fix it...
I love these little Boutstix corsage magnets! They are strong enough to hold flowers neatly in place.
The finish of every design should be flawless. Make sure there are no bits of glue visible in your design by carefully removing all traces of spills.
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
Fold open a lily bud to conceal a clever little BoutStix floral magnet for an unusual corsage.
21 ideas for how and where to attach corsages using Floral Magnets. For more detailed instructions on how to make these corsages see my video: Crafting Corsages in 3 ways with...
… and why we call this the special craftsmanship edition
Loosely weave grass to create a decorative grid keeping flowers in place over a square container.