Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Around and about the new year
Let me see… there’s round black-eyed peas, pork and rice to be eaten on January 1
And in New York City's Times Square crowds have gathered to watch the ball drop since 1907.
Some celebrate with a few coins
12 round grapes to be eaten at 12
round onions to be hung
Or polka dots to be worn
Some plates to be smashed
have you noticed how many New Year's traditions are all round, all round!?!
As the New Year is now all around us…I hope you will discover something all round new and all round wonderful about yourself. Happy 2023, flower buddy.
ps: thank you for all the wonderful wishes and lovely replies to our weekly email. It keeps me going on those low inspiration days.
A cranberry lantern to cozy up a white winter's evening.
Cotton balls can be unrolled and fluffed to create long garlands of "snow"
Egg white and sugar creates a natural frost effect
Cover a balloon with skeleton leaves to create a cocoon
Careful manipulation of twigs in a shallow container. With a special note on how to use new growth.
Crafted from a hand full of twigs to give you a large design... even though you add only two stems of sweet peas.
Craft a suspended armature to create a clear winter design.
When you glue a structure with hot glue there are always a few stray strands of glue stuck all over the design. Blow it away with a hairdryer.
An grass armature that looks scattered but is actually very secure
Craft two snippet half moons to connect... and... then add a second layer of grass snippets here and there to shade the flowers.
Weave a sphere from grass to catch a precious and exquisite and perfect glistening early autumn dew drop
Instead of just placing a handful of twigs and two stems of sweet peas in a vase... why not...?
Stand tulips upright in a shallow container with a suspended twig armature.
Glue snippets of grass into a double layer sphere to create a sheltered floral globe.