Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
A Very Merry Dark and Moody and bring it in from the Woods Trendy Christmas Cheer
This Christmas the main aesthetic for 2023 is best described as… visiting Grandpa’s cabin in the woods. The entire look is under-stated but oh so nostalgic. Each week I will show you my take on the trends starting with:
Bowls full of what just grew this perfectly behind the cabin. The “I grew this" trend with a renewed appreciation for green spaces is definitely apparent in the Christmas decor.
Foraged greenery (or at least greenery or “greenery” styled to look foraged) is high on the Christmas trend list this year. Something like… “we left these here to condition to arrange later, after we drink our hot chocolate” style arrangements.
Large containers filled with fragrant and natural foliage… and then you add a simple ribbon, tinsel and a bauble or three.
But swap the classic red, green and gold baubles for darker moodier hues. This is going to be a huge interior trend in the new year and Dark and Moody is getting a head start in our Christmas designs.
Forest or hunter green, burnt orange, burgundy and the trendiest of all… coal black and dark chocolate brown. And embrace the dark and moody trend with natural elements like dried branches and pinecones… or twig candy canes to add warmth and texture.
Dark and Moody Nature. But let’s make it all sparkly… it’s Christmas time!
Happy Christmas designing, flower buddies!
Easy... but it takes a bit of resting time. Perfect for having your hot chocolate while waiting...
Cover a cardboard shape in cotton and bark to create a floral armature
A quick and easy way to decorate a few candy canes for Christmas flower club favors
A fuzzy wool and twig snowflake that starts out as a handful of candy canes.
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
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...
Glue curved twig snippets to craft a delicate winter white Christmas tree
Craft an ethereal Christmas tree from Eucalyptus leaves, twigs and sparkling snow flake crystals.
A wrap-around-vase to show off new bits of Christmas and the last bits of our autumn treasures.
Kalanchoe flowers last weeks without a water source and is the perfect way to dress up a bark and silver bell sleigh
From now to a bit after New Year's Eve I will show you my take on the trends for Christmas 2023. This week I am continuing with a garland bowl and a cone and twig reindeer.
Candy cane favors for the members of the Capilano Flower Arranging Club at the Christmas Workshop
Glue bark to a wire frame to create a Christmas stocking armature
Glue the most delicate twig table top Christmas tree
A wire Christmas star with a secret plan to hide the twinkle
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
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"
Craft a bark sleigh that will last for weeks.
Wire a Tiny Twig Treasure Trunk for small Christmas gifts