Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
A Candy(cane) Cotton Christmas
Frosted window panes
Candles gleaming inside
Painted candy canes on the tree
Santa's on his way
He's filled his sleigh with things
Things for you and for me...
"The Christmas Waltz" is a Christmas song that was written by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne for Frank Sinatra, who recorded it in 1954
Cover a cardboard shape in cotton and bark to create a floral armature
When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.
How to tangle wool into felt and make pebbles, felt strips and test tube covers
Bend thin decorative wire to create hooks to hang baubles or design details
Glue a stack of cardboard circles to create a log-like floral cake
Glue bark to a Papier Maché and wire frame to create a pod shaped armature
I save all the thin tissue paper or un-printed newsprint papers that are wrapped around the flowers that are delivered to me to make batches of Papier Mache with. These sheets...
Glue bark to a wire frame to create a Christmas stocking armature
Cover a wreath frame with bark and cotton for a textured Christmas wreath design
Glue the most delicate twig table top Christmas tree
Craft a bark sleigh that will last for weeks.
Design 1 of my three week pre-Christmas designing series looking at How to style with artificial plants and branches using quality faux plants and stems. This week: a wreath
...ok not really that fancy- it’s made from paper pulp. A cardboard box Yule log… really. In the spirit of 2020- I am inspired by the endless stream of cardboard boxes being...
...ok not really that fancy- it’s made from paper pulp. A cardboard box gift bag wreath… really. In the spirit of 2020- I am inspired by the endless stream of cardboard boxes...
...ok not really that fancy- it’s made from paper pulp. Some cardboard to wrap the string around… really. In the spirit of 2020- I am inspired by the endless stream of cardboard...
An easy to do ahead of time winter wonderland themed design for the calm days just after Christmas but before New Years Eve.
A wool and twig snowflake design (made from candy canes!) that will last the entire Festive Season.
From now to a bit after New Year's Eve I will show you my take on the trends for Christmas 2023. This week I start with natural styling with a handcrafted twig candy cane.
Tall and velvety Christmas tree... with a starlight garland
August is the month for retail florists and wholesalers to start designing, ordering and preparing their product range for the Christmas and Festive Season. This is my article...
Wire a Tiny Twig Treasure Trunk for small Christmas gifts
This was my second two designs for my It's High Time for Tea Floral Craft and Art Demonstration at The Capilano Flower Arranging Club meeting.
Retail florists and wholesalers are already designing, ordering and preparing their product range for Christmas. This is my article that I wrote for the Christmas Design Issue of...