Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
A Very Merry Christmas Star
- 20 December 2017
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Use a cardboard shape to craft a simple wire Christmas star
Sometimes the best way to hide something in your design is right in the open
When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.
I use two methods (or a combination of both) to attach a wreath to a door.
Cut the Phalaenopsis orchid with a bit of green stem attached. This will make them last longer.
When I hang these delicate glass bubbles I want to make sure they are really secure. By slipping them into Macramé inspired knots they are not only hanging securely but the...
Glue gypsophila sticks, flowers and dandelion seeds into a star shape
Glue gypsophila sticks, green trick carnations, Star of Bethlehem, passion fruit tendrils, jasmine foliage and string of pearls succulents to create floral wings
Use wood glue to make a light as air table top wreath from pine needles
Create a floral foam cube for a Christmas "gift" table design
A perfect way to use a Lathyrus vine after all it flowered
Twist ivy vines around a cardboard shape to create a lace fine Christmas tree mobile.
Glue curved twig snippets to craft a delicate winter white Christmas tree
I call this “lace” because I use pins to guide the wire sections together- almost like you do when making lace.
Wire is always sold in a roll and it can be very frustrating to try to remove bends, kinks and curls.
The third design I did for my book launch demonstration looking at aspects that influences my effortless style of designing.
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...
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!
A naturally fragrant, star shaped gift box basket. Merry Christmas to you.
This is the third of my Christmas 2021 series of designs. This year in the form of a mini workshop… my Christmas present to you. Craft the easiest copper bells to hang in a...
This design requires a bit of prep-time so it is perfect to make while waiting for the first autumn leaf to appear…
A wool and twig snowflake design (made from candy canes!) that will last the entire Festive Season.
I wanted my Hazel twig wreath to look like forest filigree: mysteriously overgrown, tangled with age and dappled with moss and lichen. The wreath is also dressed with fresh and...
Wire spirals twisted around candles to make small Christmas trees for the Christmas Eve dinner table
A sticky shooting star made with gypsophila stems and fluffy dandelion seeds
Glue snippets of dried green stems and Green Trick Carnation to make tiny floral wings for Christmas
Capilano Flower Arranging Club Designing for Christmas Workshop: Yule log
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!
Glue a stacked twig round-about to use as a Christmas table top wreath
Craft a bark sleigh that will last for weeks.
Glue the most delicate twig table top Christmas tree
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