Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
A Happy, Merry, Jolly (easy as that!) Eucalyptus Christmas wreath
Olaf: “Happy, merry, holly, jolly season's greetings here
I'm wondering what your family does at that time of year
Love and joy and peace on Earth and tidings of good cheer
Do you have tradition things
For that time of year?...
… So happy, merry yuletide carols, faithful friends are dear
Thanks for sharing what you do
At that time of year”
Lyrics from Olaf's Frozen Adventure
ps: Marius and I collect the annual Swarofski crystal snowflakes or star Christmas ornament to decorate our tree with. We have been doing so for years after falling in love with the original Swarofski Chrystal Christmas tree at the main train station in Zurich, Switzerland.
The ornament in the design is the
2019 Swarofski crystal star designed by Elke Huber
- it’s our tradition at this time of year.
... I'm wondering what your family does at that time of year
My work is usually so labour intensive... this one came as a wonderful surprise... it really is both quick and easy to craft this wreath!
I use two methods (or a combination of both) to attach a wreath to a door.
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
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...
Craft an ethereal Christmas tree from Eucalyptus leaves, twigs and sparkling snow flake crystals.
Use wood glue to make a light as air table top wreath from pine needles
Kalanchoe flowers last weeks without a water source and is the perfect way to dress up a bark and silver bell sleigh
Most stems, twigs and even sturdier branches can be bend into shapes. It takes practice and more than a bit of patience. The main idea is to slowly manipulate the branch without...
Inspired by seedpods... Glue Silver Dollar Eucalyptus leaves into 3 dimensional Christmas decorations.
...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...
Craft a bark sleigh that will last for weeks.
For this year's Christmas tree I wired and glued a wild and wintry twig armature... but... these little eucalyptus baubles are just the cutest!
Capilano Flower Arranging Club Designing for Christmas Workshop: Yule log