Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Turning the sellotape over the vase trick up-side-down for a sticky side out frog
Make a star shaped grid over the vase using magic tape.
Tape from the inside out so that the sticky side faces up
Bring the tape over the vase
... And secure it inside the vase on the opposite end.
Tape another strip
And tape another strip...
Add strips until the opening is covered
Fill the vase with water
Insert the chrysanthemum in an opening in the tape
Carefully place petals to radiate out from the chrysanthemum
Place a the petals neatly
... all facing the same direction
Add the petals one by one
Covering the taped surface as you go along
Keep following the same direction all the way around
Add a few rosary vine leaves...
... and a few twigs...
... to finish the design
Roll a few willow tips
Set the willow on the tape grid. Secure with a short willow twig that stick to the tape
Continue to add twigs to create a spiral.
Add snippets of moss as you go along
Fill the container with water and insert the flowering stem through the grid
Tulips are so perfect just as they are all that is needed is to simply drape their graceful leaves around the flowers
Create a grid to rest some plant material so that it floats and some with their stems to rest in the water below
I left the grass to mature so that the tips mirror the sun bleached yellow of the orchids.