Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
A Very Merry eucalyptus-collar-candle Christmas!
... from How the Grinch Stole Christmas! a children's story written by Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geise
Not only will your home smell wonderful while crafting this design you will also have a ethereal and long lasting design to enjoy.
When you glue a structure with hot glue there are always a few stray strands of glue stuck all over the design. Blow it away with a hairdryer.
Glue curved twig snippets to craft a delicate winter white Christmas tree
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"
The wire spirals are supported on wire sections pressed into the wax
Kalanchoe flowers last weeks without a water source and is the perfect way to dress up a bark and silver bell sleigh
Glue tiny sections of pipe to the bark to fill as a water source for the fresh flower material
Reshape a vine wreath into smaller wreaths to combine as a pumpkin
Twist ivy vines around a cardboard shape to create a lace fine Christmas tree mobile.
The delicate Kalanchoe flowers last surprisingly well without a water source and is ideal for glue techniques
Use delicate sprigs of cypress or juniper, fir, pine, eucalyptus, ivy or a combination of them all to create a winter themed kissing bough
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!
...ok not really that fancy- it’s made from paper pulp. A cardboard box snow mittens… really. In the spirit of 2020- I am inspired by the endless stream of cardboard boxes being...
...ok not really that fancy- it’s paper pulp. Cardboard boxes, really. In the spirit of 2020- I am inspired by the endless stream of cardboard boxes being delivered. My list of...
This is the first of my Christmas 2021 series of designs. This year in the form of a mini workshop… my Christmas present to you. We will explore how to patina Copper and use it to...
This is the fourth of my Christmas 2021 series of designs. This year in the form of a mini workshop… my Christmas present to you. Paint copper to add a beautiful patina to a...
A little bit of effort... that will last for weeks design to roll us in to the Festive Season.
A little bit of effort... that will last for weeks design to hang about the whole Festive Season.
A wool and twig snowflake design (made from candy canes!) that will last the entire Festive Season.
A twig sleigh... to collect your twig Christmas tree, of course!
Autumn bud vase collar made from gladiolus foliage.
Not quite winter but also a bit late for autumn design that is somewhere between sparkle and flying leaves.
Celebrating my book launch by knotting floral mittens using the design Tutorial from my book and the template from the free gift template booklet.
Glue the most delicate twig table top Christmas tree
Wire spirals twisted around candles to make small Christmas trees for the Christmas Eve dinner table
Craft a bark sleigh that will last for weeks.
Capilano Flower Arranging Club Designing for Christmas Workshop: Yule log