Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
A Very Merry Dark chocolate Velvet Texture of Yore, Tall and 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 continuing with:
Oh yes... texture.
If you feel you want to update your festive decor with the minimum effort this week before Christmas…exchange the cord on your ornaments for velvet ribbon… and done! Your space is now oh so trendy, dressed up and cozy.
Velvet ornaments, velvet interior details… a velvety magnolia leaf tree.
Velvet (in dark chocolate!) is the”it” texture (and colour) of the design season and a big trend for 2023. In fact texture is THE trend for 2023. Even Sherpa, boulce, velvet, silk, wool, knit and faux furs, rustic bark… think fanciful and romantic.
And be generous. Add an extra long string of twinkling lights. Or cut your ribbon extra, extra, extra long and let them hang oversized to add romance (or drama) to your festive decorations. Or long strands of tinsel. Or long icicles. Think of long, tall vertical lines.
And if we are adding long vertical lines we need tall trees to hang them from. This year (maybe in response to the bowls of greenery we are cutting and setting everywhere) exposed trunks at the bottom of trees are everywhere.
Cut the bottom branches to lift the greenery from the ground. And create a cozy scene instead of a tree skirt in the open gap.
Christmas 2023 is standing tall.
Have a Merry Christmas, flower buddies
Cozy textured tall and luxurious table top tree design.
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
Long lasting berries, magnolia leaves and succulent (kalanchoe) flowers that can remain without any water or maintenance for... well... all the way to Christmas!
Use a cardboard shape to craft a simple wire Christmas star
Cover a cardboard shape in cotton and bark to create a floral armature
A pretty way to warm up your living space with the luxurious velvet texture you find on the underside of Magnolia leaves.
Craft an ethereal Christmas tree from Eucalyptus leaves, twigs and sparkling snow flake crystals.
Not only will your home smell wonderful while crafting this design you will also have a ethereal and long lasting design to enjoy.
Cover a wreath frame with bark strips and fluffed out cotton
Using all those cardboard boxes to craft a bark covered "log" design for getting a head start on Christmas decorating.
This was my second two designs for my It's High Time for Tea Floral Craft and Art Demonstration at The Capilano Flower Arranging Club meeting.
A wire Christmas star with a secret plan to hide the twinkle
An easy and naturally fragrant winter white candle decoration to bring nature into your house this Christmas.
Glue bark to a wire frame to create a Christmas stocking armature
Cover a wreath frame with bark and cotton for a textured Christmas wreath design
...ok not really that fancy- it’s made from paper pulp. A cardboard box Yule log… really. In the spirit of 2020- I am inspired by the endless stream of cardboard boxes being...
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.