Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
All is Calm, All is Bright
In the spirit of 2020- I am still inspired by the endless stream of cardboard boxes being delivered. Probably the one thing we all have in abundance right now! This week I am using cardboard as well... cardboard. Painted cardboard reindeer.
The slow glow
A low design that is still light and airy using a lot of convenient prepare ahead of time design elements.
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.
Cotton balls can be unrolled and fluffed to create long garlands of "snow"
Because even Santa takes out a moment to have some fun on Christmas eve.
Inspired by seedpods... Glue Silver Dollar Eucalyptus leaves into 3 dimensional Christmas decorations.
Artificial snow covered cardboard mittens to add to a winter themed design.
The fluffy stuffing found in pillows create beautiful, water repellent tree skirts.
Cover a wreath frame with bark strips and fluffed out cotton
Cover a cardboard shape in cotton and bark to create a floral armature
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"
Glue tiny sections of pipe to the bark to fill as a water source for the fresh flower material
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...
A wool and twig snowflake design (made from candy canes!) that will last the entire Festive Season.
Weave a wire and twig Christmas chandelier
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...
Glue the most delicate twig table top Christmas tree
Cover a wreath frame with bark and cotton for a textured Christmas wreath design
Glue bark to a wire frame to create a Christmas stocking armature
Design 3 looking at How to style with artificial plants and branches using quality faux plants and stems. This week: mistletoe! And also .. give your faux a reason for being...
Design 2 of my three week pre-Christmas designing series looking at How to style with artificial plants and branches using quality faux plants and stems. This week: wired branches
Capilano Flower Arranging Club Designing for Christmas Workshop: Yule log
...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...