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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

All That Potential

All That Potential floral art design by Christine de Beer

… and that was Christmas… New Year’s Eve… and the very beginning of the year is behind us.

Craft a minimal winter floral design with twigs and succulents

And now, let’s slow down a minute and focus a bit on the Winter design season (before jumping from Christmas to Valentines Day or Easter)

Cut Kalanchoe flowers for a flower arrangement

For me winter is Stick Season,

How to use Kalanchoe flowers for a contemporary flower design

with all its potential just waiting to spark effortless beauty…

Winter white floral installation

the perfect bare starting point to design right into the New Year.

Tutorial for Kalanchoe flowers used without a water source in contemporary flower design

Happy Stick Season, flower buddies. Here’s to beautiful potential!

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Tutorials

12 January 2022 Budding winter twigs with a fluffy fairy light garland

Snowfall twigs with a light glow garland for a minimal winter display

28 December 2016 Adding snow to twigs

Glue artificial snow to twigs

27 November 2012 Fluff cotton wool for snow

Cotton balls can be unrolled and fluffed to create long garlands of "snow"

6 December 2017 Fluffy pillow filler tree skirt

The fluffy stuffing found in pillows create beautiful, water repellent tree skirts.

4 December 2013 Flower Girl Red Net Basket

Weave a twig wreath for an easy net basket

10 January 2018 Long lasting flower wand

Create a long lasting wand with Kalachoe.

7 April 2012 Foam pin holder drying rack

This is a convenient way to keep flowers perfectly upright while you wait for glue to dry.

4 December 2019 Eucalyptus collar for a snow-covered Christmas candle

Not only will your home smell wonderful while crafting this design you will also have a ethereal and long lasting design to enjoy.

7 November 2018 Ripped Flax Mittens

Knot delicate floral mittens from flax.

13 December 2017 Long lasting bark and Kalanchoe sleigh

Kalanchoe flowers last weeks without a water source and is the perfect way to dress up a bark and silver bell sleigh

27 September 2017 Tendril vine Wreath Pumpkin

Reshape a vine wreath into smaller wreaths to combine as a pumpkin

23 August 2017 Twirl a ripped Phormium pumpkin pod

Rip the New Zealand flax to create a delicate fiber armature

Favourite Flowers

Kalanchoe

Christmas Kalanchoe, Kalanchöe or Kalanchoë

Related Designs

4 December 2013 Red, Redder, Reddest!

My article and flower girl net basket design featured in the Red! issue of DIY Weddings Magazine

4 May 2016 Ring-a-round

Open a vine wreath to create a spiral twig armature around a glass container

10 January 2018 Let some magic find you

My article and floral wand design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

4 December 2019 A Very Merry eucalyptus-collar-candle Christmas!

An easy and naturally fragrant winter white candle decoration to bring nature into your house this Christmas.

7 November 2018 Grab your party mittens, flower buds… it’s Book Launch Day!

Celebrating my book launch by knotting floral mittens using the design Tutorial from my book and the template from the free gift template booklet.

13 December 2017 Just hear those sleigh bells jingling

Craft a bark sleigh that will last for weeks.

27 September 2017 As tendrils tend to do

Curl a wreath with tendrils to create a twig-pumpkin

23 August 2017 Almost is still not quite

Weave just a hint of the Autumn to come

2 December 2015 Stacking the odds in your favour

Cover a wire frame for a winter kissing bough.

30 April 2015 Layer

Design One from my Inspiration Video: Use the same floral ingredients, willow twigs, Lichen, Spanish Moss, Kalanchoe and Gypsophila to make three distinctly different contemporary...