Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Wire two Equisetum shoots into a heart
Draw one half of a curvy heart on paper.
Choose two straight Equisetum shoots that are long enough to follow the shape generously, with some length to spare.
Press a wire into the hollow cavity of the shoot
See the Tutorial below for more detailed information on how to wire Equisetum
Curve the shoot to follow the half a heart shape
Let the stem extend so that it can be in water. Also make sure that the part of the stem that will be in water is not wired so that your container is not stained with rust.
Match the two shoots and glue it into a heart shape.
Secure it with butterfly clips while the glue sets.
Add a bit of glue to the bottom where the shoots connect and glue.
Lean the hearts against the lilies.
Fill the shallow container with water to keep the shoots hydrated and remove the clips.
Butterfly hair clips are the perfect little claws to help you hold tiny items in place while you wait for glue to dry
Equisetum is hollow and jointed resembling miniature bamboo but it can be shaped into spirals by wiring the shoots
Craft a wreath with a hollow cavity inside to use as an armature for your flowers
Carefully glue a twig armature to display the mini-miniature Darling orchids
Bend wires and fill in the gabs with Stillingia twigs to make a delicate heart armature
Biodegradable copper mesh makes the perfect shape to fill with moss to grow tiny stem plants
The BoutStix Floral Magnets “stick” is the backbone of the design, strengthening the narrow heart shape and adding support and balance.
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.
Craft a willow heart to display 12 red roses to celebrate Valentine's Day.
While waiting for the blossoms to open... why not weave in a touch of Valentine's Day love?
Three Lilies plaited to create a sensational, singular flower "growing" out of a Equisetum dome filled with Rainbow Oasis pebbles.
This is a detailed look at my second Floral Fable demonstration design
Gypsophilla design with Celtic love knots featured in the DIY Wedding Magazine
Romantic rose centerpiece with just a bit of an edge featured in the DIY Wedding Magazine
A fragile looking heart made from twigs that can hold a lot of orchids
Retail florists and wholesalers are already designing, ordering and preparing their product range for Valentine's Day. This is my article that I wrote for the December 2012...
The elongated heart shape Echeveria waist corsage is meant to be worn low around the hip as a trailing ribbon clasp.