Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
A Gleaming Cotton Christmas
Christmas trees all aglow
Stockings are hung with care
Stars brightly gleaming,
children are dreaming
That Santa soon will be there
Snowflakes falling down, on every little town
A blanket of stars above...
Paul Anka - It's Christmas Everywhere (1960)
A fluffy cuff lines the top edge of the bark Christmas Stocking
When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
When you glue a structure with hot glue there are always a few stray strands of glue stuck all over the design. Blow it away with a hairdryer.
Cover a cardboard shape in cotton and bark to create a floral 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.
...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. 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.
Using dried floral material is so trendy right now. But the longer lasting the design elements the more effort you have to put in to stop it from looking lifeless.
Glow and sparkle bark armature to celebrate the first signs of Autumn
I used wire, fishing line (mono-filament) and Phalaenopsis orchid roots to make a messy lace Christmas stocking and dressed the stocking with frost green Cymbidium orchids
A bark Christmas stocking glued to a frame
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.