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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

A good measure of Autumn

A good measure of Autumn twig basket by Christine de Beer

Maybe it’s...

Craft a display basket to show off the fall leaves you have picked up

How heavy a “tiny” pumpkin can become on your rainy walk home

How to make a basket from dried twigs

How surprisingly high the new spicy fragranced candle flame can burn

Free tutorial for basket making

How full of deliciousness an apple pie can be

DIY easy basket making for autumn

How time flies by when you are out gathering “just a few” twigs

Dry fall leaves crafting ideas

How fast the fall leaves turn from green to bright to crunchy

Make a fall basket yourself for fresh and dried autumn treasures

… for me? A measure of a good Autumn is how long I get to spend daydreaming of crafting my autumn basket.

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Tutorials

6 October 2021 A quick and easy way to Craft a Twig Basket Using Wire Tendrils

The hardest part of this is actually making the tendrils. From there it's a few twists... and we are done!

4 January 2011 Drinking straw "test tubes"

When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.

1 November 2011 Weaving a twig wreath

For my design I wanted the wreath to look wind blown so I added a few loosely woven twigs into the weave. I also wanted to emphasize the autumn colours so I added a twirling...

3 January 2011 Syringe with tube

Easy way to fill test tubes and easiest way to remove water from a vase

16 November 2016 Cut a vine wreath into sections to create a cup shaped armature

Cut a coiled vine wreath into sections to create an delicate armature to frame a few perfect chocolate cosmos flowers

26 July 2011 Wire Tendrils

Curl the wire at irregular intervals to create a natural wire tendril similar to that of a passion fruit plant

15 September 2021 Wire wrap for a shallow container to keep a twig arch armature neatly in place

Wrap a wire around both ends of a shallow container to keep the twigs in place.

4 May 2016 Loosened Wreath Armature

Snip a dried twig wreath to undo the spirals to hang around a glass container

28 October 2020 Vase topped with a Hollow Wreath for Halloween

Create a dimensional wreath by assembling wreath vine to hug around an oblong container.

27 September 2017 Tendril vine Wreath Pumpkin

Reshape a vine wreath into smaller wreaths to combine as a pumpkin

21 March 2018 Craft a Spring basket from a wreath

A wide gap nearly basket for nearly spring

9 January 2019 Winter white Tulle bridal basket

Craft a delicate bridal basket from twigs and tulle.

25 November 2020 Contactless gift exchange wreath perfect to double as Santa’s Gift Bag for your front door

Craft a small pouch into a half-and-half wreath so that you can leave... and receive tiny gifts and cards in true Christmas 2020 style .

7 April 2021 Spring breeze tangled ribbon wreath

Using branches pruned from a fruit tree... with a few dried flowers and just a few orchids to make a fresh Spring design.

Favourite Flowers

Phalaenopsis

Phalaenopsis, Moth orchid

Related Designs

8 March 2017 Piece of the forest

Standing roses upright in a shallow container

8 April 2011 Large Open Weave Twig Basket

Easter Basket used in the Durbanville Flower Club Easter Parade Demonstration

15 September 2021 Blowing this way and that

Craft an arch armature to display those early autumn treasures.

4 May 2016 Ring-a-round

Open a vine wreath to create a spiral twig armature around a glass container

28 October 2020 Magic Spell Number 614: How to make absolutely any task you need to do fun

A hint of a wreath table top design for pre-Halloween decorating.

10 April 2013 Unthinkably good things

Oncidium orchids hiding in a woven grass cup. This Design Tutorial is featured on The Conna Flower and Garden Club (Ireland) website. It is part of their Floral Art Lessons...

27 September 2017 As tendrils tend to do

Curl a wreath with tendrils to create a twig-pumpkin

21 March 2018 Bring some Spring

Just like the weather is only hinting at spring, so is this design only hinting at being a basket

9 January 2019 Magical Craftsmanship

My article and winter white Tulle bridal basket design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine.

25 November 2020 Have yourself a Merry Cellulose Fibre Christmas: Santa’s gift bag wreath

...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...

7 April 2021 First we learn HOW to design… and then we learn how only WE design.

Whipped up to be light in the Spring breeze wreath design.