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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Ahead

Ahead floral design by Christine de Beer

And so with a healthy portion of leftover gratefulness tucked away for later…

Mummy floral styling for autumn

Thanksgiving arrived... and left (well here in Canada, it did)

Mummy themed floral styling ideas for autumn

and the year is sashaying

Corn leaf mummy flower arrangement

ever....

Crafting a mummy floral display from corn foliage.

... onwards...

Fun ideas for floral styling for autumn displays using foliage from your garden

to Halloween.

It all came about frightfully fast, right?

Every week I add a new design with related tutorials. Be sure to subscribe to receive an email notification with design inspiration.

Tutorials

12 October 2022 Corn-o’leaf mummy-o'lantern

Wrap and tie a fishbowl vase with corn foliage to craft a lantern for autumn... almost... Halloween.

17 April 2013 Skeleton Leaf Flameless Candle Cocoon

Cover a balloon with skeleton leaves to create a cocoon

6 November 2012 Stalk and Husk Scarecrow

Use husks or dried leaves to make a scarecrow or doll

1 September 2021 Above and below eucalyptus curve butternut cradle

Suspend a heavy butternut over water in an early Autumn design.

25 October 2017 Skeleton eyeball blossoms

Hydrangea skeleton blossoms with Eucalyptus eyeballs

7 October 2020 Floral wreath ring stem armature for a cute pumpkin patch in a stem vase design

Use a wreath to keep flower and a heavy little ghost pumpkin in place in a small vase.

13 October 2021 Weave a willow wreath around a minimal pumpkin display

It’s amazing how we sometimes try to complicate a design. I tried adding calla lilies… took them out and loved the willow. Added gerberas. Took them out and loved the willow....

29 September 2011 Twig and skeleton leaf Stick Insect

Made from dried cherry twigs and a skeleton leaf.

30 October 2019 Bat Skeleton crafted from twigs

Eerie! Because you use what is there already in the twigs this skeleton looks rather... realistic!

31 October 2017 Physalis Pod Stick-man

Glue twigs into a stick man for a Halloween design

28 September 2022 Three drop Lantern

Attach three Physalis pods to drop down in a long lasting Fall design.

Favourite Flowers

Alstroemeria

Inca lily, Peruvian lily or lily of the Incas

Related Designs

1 September 2021 It’s butter… nuts!

An it's not too early to decorate for Autumn, Autumn design

25 October 2017 When the pretty eyeballs you back!

Barely there skeleton blossoms with Eucalyptus eyes for my Halloween design... Oh! and a Willow Paddle, which probably should have been the main Tutorial... but... well...

17 April 2013 Hide-and-go-peek

Create a soft light by making a leaf cocoon for a flameless candle

7 October 2020 Let’s circle around to this one

Create a floral circlet to rest the little pumpkin on... but above the water line.

13 October 2021 Gratitude

A minimal Thanks Giving design that is a modern take on a wreath

29 September 2011 Pick-Up Sticks

A twig and stick design with sweet dumpling pumpkins and rosary vine (Ceropegia woodii). I also made a cherry twig and skeleton leaf Stick Insect

28 October 2015 On Pumpkin Coloured Days

Create a besom broom to sweep up those Autumn leaves

30 October 2019 There once was a bat called Tequila, a Halloween story

An all plant zero waste, levitating, twig (with just a splatter of autumn leaves, a breath of spiderweb and float of roots) Halloween decoration with an eerie bat skeleton made...

31 October 2017 Mr Twig-or-cheat

An extra Almost-a-Design for Halloween this year

6 November 2012 Mr. Stalk, the Seriously Terrifying Scarecrow, on his Day Off

An easy going design of ripped grass and calla lilies. But look a bit closer. See if you can find Mr. Stalk relaxing somewhere between the blades of grass.

4 October 2017 Whipped up in the autumn breeze

Give a loosely woven wreath legs to stand on to hover lightly around a pumpkin

1 November 2011 On The Street Where You Live

A floral design snapshot of what it looks like when walking down the streets of Vancouver this week.