Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
As tendrils tend to do
Reshape a vine wreath into smaller wreaths to combine as a pumpkin
For my design I wanted the wreath to look wind blown so I added a few loosely woven twigs into the weave. I also wanted to emphasize the autumn colours so I added a twirling...
Cut a coiled vine wreath into sections to create an delicate armature to frame a few perfect chocolate cosmos flowers
Snip a dried twig wreath to undo the spirals to hang around a glass container
Tie Midelino Cane coils to make a spiral armature
Give a loosely woven wreath legs to stand on to hover lightly around a pumpkin
My article and floral wand design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine
Just like the weather is only hinting at spring, so is this design only hinting at being a basket
An easy and naturally fragrant winter white candle decoration to bring nature into your house this Christmas.
Connect small wreaths to create a pretty summer armature to arrange your flowers on.
A wreath armature design for early Autumn... this takes the split armature Tutorial I showed you last month a little bit further.
Create a floral circlet to rest the little pumpkin on... but above the water line.
A hint of a wreath table top design for pre-Halloween decorating.
A tumbling fall leaf design making use of the autumn leaves that are already falling to the ground.
Whipped up to be light in the Spring breeze wreath design.
Craft an arch armature to display those early autumn treasures.
A wire and twig permanent display basket with tiny water sources for a few fresh flowers that can be replaced as needed.
Wire dried pepper berries to a wreath with super fancy flat wire (okay... it's the humble wire from a copper pot scrubber but it still looks fancy!)
Designing for somewhere not still summer not yet autumn weather...
Ah... yes summer time designing. Anyone else seeing more insects hiding between the petals this year?
Autumn bud vase collar made from gladiolus foliage.
Keep you fresh plant material hydrated in water... and your dried plant material suspended to keep it from falling into the water.
Every designer knows how to stretch their supplies. We use and re-use our dried plant material until our fellow designers feel like hiding it from us. I formed such an...
Bright and sunny cymbidium orchids and roses, lilies, lisianthus and pincushions
I wove vine wreaths to form a pyramid, one just slightly larger than the next. In the natural cavities between the wreaths I placed the roses and lisianthus in plastic covered...
Contemporary Wreath Design demonstration as part of the Durbanville Garden Club's annual Garden Festival, Western Cape, South Africa
Open a vine wreath to create a spiral twig armature around a glass container
Easter Basket used in the Durbanville Flower Club Easter Parade Demonstration
A floral design snapshot of what it looks like when walking down the streets of Vancouver this week.
Designing adventurous Contemporary Floral centerpieces Article in the Canadian Florist Magazine.
This was the first design I did in my "All things Autumn (by which I mean all things chocolate)" floral art demonstration
My design entered for evaluation at the Floral Trends Design Group meeting in South Africa