Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
And now we wait
Early spring floral styling with some magic
You can use any type of paper to make flowers. I use tissue paper, Crêpe paper, cardboard, newsprint and coffee filters (new and used) to make sweet peas, carnations, paper...
Curve and tie a blossoming twig into a heart... that can suspend a heavy flower head.
Crystal clear floral design for winter styling
Line a shallow container with fiber to create a mat for the flowers to hydrate and stand in the exact way you want to place them.
Frost a few twigs to craft a delicate armature for fragrant freesias
A well made snow covered twig band armature will last all winter so that you can display even the most delicate winter treasures.
Perfect design for a warmer than usual winter design that hints at thawing.
Carefully glue a twig armature to display the mini-miniature Darling orchids
I wanted my willow armature to hint of a web-like dreamcatcher that grows in the wild rather than being a precise replica of the traditional craft technique. But I did weave it...
An easy to assemble yourself harvest basket to carry home and display Spring blossoms.
Pierce eggshells to string it up for a delicate Spring design element.
These peach blossom branches needed only the tiniest bit of help to frame the woven hearts to perfection.
Beautiful blossoms don’t NEED much to make it into a lovely design. But the start of Spring might just inspire you to add a bit much… just because it makes you happy.
The first of my new monthly articles about growing the material you need to design with. This month we are taking stock of what we need... and growing wheatgrass.
A blossom frame to display the prettiest anthurium of the whole bunch!
Glue a band of snow dusted twigs to create a delicate armature for winter treasures.
Place a small fishbowl vase at an angle to look like it is pouring out flowers and twigs.
A fragile looking heart made from twigs that can hold a lot of orchids
My article and Willow Crown design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine
Take inspiration from a traditional Dream-catcher design to create a floral armature
While waiting for the blossoms to open... why not weave in a touch of Valentine's Day love?