Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
A good measure of Autumn
How heavy a “tiny” pumpkin can become on your rainy walk home
How surprisingly high the new spicy fragranced candle flame can burn
How full of deliciousness an apple pie can be
How time flies by when you are out gathering “just a few” twigs
How fast the fall leaves turn from green to bright to crunchy
… for me? A measure of a good Autumn is how long I get to spend daydreaming of crafting my autumn basket.
The hardest part of this is actually making the tendrils. From there it's a few twists... and we are done!
When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.
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...
Easy way to fill test tubes and easiest way to remove water from a vase
Cut a coiled vine wreath into sections to create an delicate armature to frame a few perfect chocolate cosmos flowers
Curl the wire at irregular intervals to create a natural wire tendril similar to that of a passion fruit plant
Wrap a wire around both ends of a shallow container to keep the twigs in place.
Snip a dried twig wreath to undo the spirals to hang around a glass container
Create a dimensional wreath by assembling wreath vine to hug around an oblong container.
Reshape a vine wreath into smaller wreaths to combine as a pumpkin
Craft a delicate bridal basket from twigs and tulle.
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 .
Wire dried pepper berries to a wreath with super fancy flat wire (okay... it's the humble wire from a copper pot scrubber but it still looks fancy!)
Easter Basket used in the Durbanville Flower Club Easter Parade Demonstration
Craft an arch armature to display those early autumn treasures.
Open a vine wreath to create a spiral twig armature around a glass container
A hint of a wreath table top design for pre-Halloween decorating.
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...
Just like the weather is only hinting at spring, so is this design only hinting at being a basket
My article and winter white Tulle bridal basket design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine.
...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...