Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
A warm up
At around the time we set back our clocks,
and add a few layers of cozy as the temperatures are drops,
We start warming up
to the idea of
random acts of frost sparkle in the mornings
and twinkle light on darker nights…
and designing for Christmas!
An impossibly delicate wreath shape that will last... and last... all Festive Season long.
Use a cardboard shape to craft a simple wire Christmas star
Curl the wire at irregular intervals to create a natural wire tendril similar to that of a passion fruit plant
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...
Make a wire wreath frame with wire and cover it with growth mesium or moss to design on
Glue snippets of Baby's breath and grass into a lace fine wreath shape to showcase the tiny chocolate cosmos buds
I call this “lace” because I use pins to guide the wire sections together- almost like you do when making lace.
Use wood glue to make a light as air table top wreath from pine needles
Use a thin wire to puff out dandelion seeds to look like it spilled from a basket
Glue gypsophila sticks, flowers and dandelion seeds into a star shape
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
Capilano Flower Arranging Club Designing for Christmas Workshop: Yule log
A sticky shooting star made with gypsophila stems and fluffy dandelion seeds