Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
As special as an almost never find
Rarely sometimes but
But on an unexpected blissful occasion
occurring more or less almost never
can you root out,
simply track down
such a rare find
Cover a Styrofoam shape with bark to create a bowl for a potted design
I save all the thin tissue paper or un-printed newsprint papers that are wrapped around the flowers that are delivered to me to make batches of Papier Mache with. These sheets...
When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.
A quick and easy way to make a cardboard cake stand
Press a wooden skewer into the Styrofoam to help the cones stand upright when displayed
Glue a stack of cardboard circles to create a log-like floral cake
Glue bark to a Papier Maché and wire frame to create a pod shaped armature
My article and wedding direction board design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine
For a softer autumn leaf pod turn the leaves so that the bright side faces in when making the pod.
Craft a bark sleigh that will last for weeks.
A cascade of orchids growing over a slice of wood. Easy to design... and even easier to maintain!
...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...
Using dried floral material is so trendy right now. But the longer lasting the design elements the more effort you have to put in to stop it from looking lifeless.
A physalis husk pumpkin to celebrate the last bright rays of Autumn.
This orchid developed at the very end of a long stem... right as the rest of the flowers started to die back so I made a special armature to display the cut stem.
Glow and sparkle bark armature to celebrate the first signs of Autumn
To create this huge Protea I took apart nine Protea flower heads and glued the tepals and bracts back on to a polystyrene ball to create a large Protea composite flower that is...
My bark bowl design and tutorial featured in the Centrepiece Wedding Magazine
A clean Easter design. The tiny blossoms are Kalanchoe 'Calandiva Pink'. Tucked low in the paper eggs are a few Cymbidium orchids and the twigs are contorted hazel. The...
This was my second two designs for my It's High Time for Tea Floral Craft and Art Demonstration at The Capilano Flower Arranging Club meeting.