Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
A Jingle Cotton Christmas
Jingle bell, jingle bell,
jingle bell rock
Jingle bells chime
in jingle bell time
Dancing and prancing
in Jingle Bell Square
... in the frosty air...
"Jingle Bell Rock" is an American popular Christmas song first released by Bobby Helms in 1957
Cover a wreath frame with bark strips and fluffed out cotton
When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.
Conditioning new growth and sprouts are difficult because the little sprouts have not had time to fully develop its cellular structure to survive being cut and taking up water on...
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 Papier Maché and wire frame to create a pod shaped armature
For Floral Art the temperature of the wax rarely exceeds the minimum melting point.
Artificial snow can be very "chemical" and flowers deteriorate quickly when exposed to it. It also dissolves in water. I use candle wax as "snow"
Use delicate sprigs of cypress or juniper, fir, pine, eucalyptus, ivy or a combination of them all to create a winter themed kissing bough
Glue the most delicate twig table top Christmas tree
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
Design 3 looking at How to style with artificial plants and branches using quality faux plants and stems. This week: mistletoe! And also .. give your faux a reason for being...
Now this is quite a discovery! And it honestly is the easiest and quickest way to go from "I still want to decorate for Christmas" to "... aaand I am done, I made our 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...
...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.
Not quite winter but also a bit late for autumn design that is somewhere between sparkle and flying leaves.
My article and a floral cell phone re-charge station design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine
Glue bark to a wire frame to create a Christmas stocking armature
Glue a fantasy forest from Popsicle sticks, grape vine tendrils and willow tips
My article and a floral parasol design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine
Clean, simple and restrained elegance: a single jasmine stem in a wine glass. All it needed was just a few extra blades of grass to tie it all together. And wings, of course!
Sometimes creative blunders becomes creative inspiration
My article looking at contrasts and 6 winter lantern designs featured in the DIY Wedding Magazine
Wire spirals twisted around candles to make small Christmas trees for the Christmas Eve dinner table