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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Arachnis Phobicus

Arachnis Phobicus floral art design for flower arrangers Christine de Beer

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Arachnis Phobicus floral art design by Christine de Beer

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Halloween floral styling with less waste creation

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How to weave a spider from grass

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How to make a spider for Halloween crafts

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Zero waste sustainable floral styling for Halloween

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Diy spider crafts to make yourself

thing

Weaving techniques to make a spider

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Tutorial for weaving a spider from leaves

a real thing

Weaving with leaves and grass Spider

than the actual

Grass spider for flower arrangers

real thing

*** yup, I made that up. But it could be, don’t you think?

Have a fun and flower filled Halloween, flower buddies

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Tutorials

26 October 2022 The horror of flower dye and a spider that sits beside her

Weave a spider from lily grass... and reposition it every so often for a creative Halloween twist.

6 July 2022 Weave a grass sphere to keep the long flower stems neatly in place on a bud vase

Both pretty and pretty effective. Keep the flowers exactly where you want them by weaving a stopper for your bud vase.

8 July 2015 Using a pin to place tiny dew drop crystals

It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.

17 July 2012 Guacamole Green Coiled Grass Chameleon

My Chameleon is mono-botanical. Made from coiled grass

5 January 2011 Palm leaf Hopper-flies (grasshoppers and butterflies)

Weave grasshoppers or butterflies (or fireflies) from palm leaves

1 October 2012 Weaving a ball shaped Dew-drop Catcher from grass

Weave a sphere from grass

8 May 2012 Nestled grass pebble

Weave a grass pebble for flowers to nestle in

31 October 2018 Spider-mum

Craft a spider from twigs and a chrysanthemum

28 October 2020 Arachnis Gerbera-petal-legicus

The easiest Gerbara disk floret spider... ever!

29 September 2011 Twig and skeleton leaf Stick Insect

Made from dried cherry twigs and a skeleton leaf.

7 October 2015 Magnetic grass bubbles to reposition under water

When suspending items under water it is convenient to add a tiny magnet so that you can reposition it if the water distorts the lines of your design

28 October 2015 Besom Broom

The word ‘Besom’ derives from the old English ‘besma’ meaning ‘bundle of twigs’.

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

14 April 2021 Fuzzy Willow Caterpillar in a buttercup and jasmine vine swirl

As in… Pussy willow catkins caterpillar… that is super fuzzy.

Related Designs

28 October 2020 Magic Spell Number 614: How to make absolutely any task you need to do fun

A hint of a wreath table top design for pre-Halloween decorating.

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...

14 April 2021 a Yay! You

A tiny Spring detail to add to a cute little floral design.

20 October 2021 Flying Lessons

An easy get ahead with Halloween decoration that will last.

1 October 2012 How to catch a dew drop:

Weave a sphere from grass to catch a precious and exquisite and perfect glistening early autumn dew drop

3 June 2015 A watcha call it

Weave a sphere armature

15 April 2015 Bowled Over

Weave a sphere armature to complement delicate oncidium orchiods

14 August 2019 For a longer lasting Summer

A creative way to keep foliage hydrated for a cool, water filled summer design.

26 June 2019 “Ok wow”

A design so fine you can easily miss it... if it were not for the interwoven pebbles catching your eye.