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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

A warm up

A warm up floral wreath design by Christine de Beer

At around the time we set back our clocks,

Frosty wreath design

and add a few layers of cozy as the temperatures are drops,

Love in a puff seedpod in a floral design

We start warming up

Balloon vine in a flower arrangement

to the idea of

Love in a puff vine in a Christmas design

random acts of frost sparkle in the mornings

Barely there sustainable floral design details for a minimal Christmas

and twinkle light on darker nights…

Magical Christmas for minimalists

and designing for Christmas!

Christine de Beer in Floral magazine

Warming up to designing for the Christmas Season with my design featured in the Flora Magazine article “Wreaths from talented floral designers from around the world”

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8 November 2023 First Frost Sparkle Wire and Twinkle Vine Wreath

An impossibly delicate wreath shape that will last... and last... all Festive Season long.

20 December 2017 Twinkle and Pine Christmas Star

Use a cardboard shape to craft a simple wire Christmas star

26 July 2011 Wire Tendrils

Curl the wire at irregular intervals to create a natural wire tendril similar to that of a passion fruit plant

1 November 2011 Weaving a twig wreath

For my design I wanted the wreath to look wind blown so I added a few loosely woven twigs into the weave. I also wanted to emphasize the autumn colours so I added a twirling...

12 August 2012 Twist your own Wire Wreath frame

Make a wire wreath frame with wire and cover it with growth mesium or moss to design on

30 November 2016 Barely there Wreath armature

Glue snippets of Baby's breath and grass into a lace fine wreath shape to showcase the tiny chocolate cosmos buds

4 November 2015 Bleached Baby’s Breath Wreath

Glue a radiating wreath from bleached Gyp

27 December 2017 Pine NeedleTube

Glue pine needles to a up-cycled disk to create a winter scene

29 November 2011 Messy wire lace

I call this “lace” because I use pins to guide the wire sections together- almost like you do when making lace.

17 December 2014 Daisy shaped Pine Star

Use the sheath as a casing to create a decorative pine star

12 December 2012 Piled Pine Needle Tabletop Wreath

Use wood glue to make a light as air table top wreath from pine needles

17 May 2017 A Dandelion Seed Puff that stays just so

Use a thin wire to puff out dandelion seeds to look like it spilled from a basket

12 June 2012 Sticky Shooting Star

Glue gypsophila sticks, flowers and dandelion seeds into a star shape

25 December 2018 Twig Snowflake

Glue twigs into a snowflake twig armature for Christmas trimmings.

28 December 2016 Adding snow to twigs

Glue artificial snow to twigs

Related Designs

29 November 2023 Fall into Christmas

Want to make your Christmas greenery last... this is perfect!

27 December 2023 A Very Merry Dried Orange and these from My Greenhouse to yours Trendy Christmas Cheer

And of course I would add the environmentally friendly-estest floral design option to top all the rest. Reusable and upcycled... and smells wonderful.

25 November 2015 So white

A dried Baby's breath and fresh orchid wreath

4 November 2015 Delicate

Bleached Gypsophila wreath with delicate autumn touches

27 December 2017 Can it be?

Craft a pine tube to display a soft and snow filled winter scene

20 December 2017 A Very Merry Christmas Star

A wire Christmas star with a secret plan to hide the twinkle

29 November 2011 Jack Frost’s Christmas stocking

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

17 December 2014 Star of Wonder

Glue pine needles into star shapes

12 December 2012 It's a swell time…

An exceptional moment frozen in time… 12:12:12 12/12/12

18 December 2012 So this is Christmas, I hope you had fun…

Capilano Flower Arranging Club Designing for Christmas Workshop: Yule log

17 May 2017 Nobody move!

Weave a small basket with a lid to keep fluffy treasures in

11 June 2012 Wish Upon a Dandelion Star

A sticky shooting star made with gypsophila stems and fluffy dandelion seeds