Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Twig float for a single lemon blossom
Cut one end of a fork in a twig short...
Wedge the fork of the twig over the side of the container.
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Add water to the container...
Cut one perfect lemon blossom...
And settle it to rest on the twig above the water.
Here's a super easy tip for you: remove any bits of bark from the water with a brush. The bristles pick up even the tiniest debris in no time making sure the water remain clear and nothing distracts from the pretty blossom.
See the Tutorial below for detailed instructions on how to remove debris with a brush.
Adjust the water level with a syringe.
Book readers: I have updated the Tutorial for how to make the syringe with a tube for you in my book. Turn to page: 184 where I discuss how a pipette makes designing with water easier.
Add a few dew drop crystals... see the Tutorial below for more details on how... and why I use a pin to position the crystal.
Use a wet brush to lift any tiny bits of plant material floating on and in the water to keep your container clear.
Easy way to fill test tubes and easiest way to remove water from a vase
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
Wedge snipped twigs into a glass vase to act as a support for your flowers
Break a willow twig at and angle to support your flowers
A tranquil design that just takes a moment to do... when you need to take a moment to... breathe.
Simplicity to showcase the perfection of the Lisianthus buds
Some designs really do just make themselves. I received this tiny vase for Christmas from Marius (thank you, Marius!) and while cleaning out my design room I found this little...