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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Bubbly New Year’s Sparklers

My New Year's Eve design is inspired by glamorous Champagne Fountains

Bubbly New Years Sparklers floral art design

Some festive Sparkle and Bubble and Fizzle for our New Years Eve celebration.

Bubbels for a New Years Eve celebration

Delicate glass bubbles filled with the midnight blue African violet flowers,

Glass bubbles

purple ornamental capsicum

Macram inspired hanging test tubes

and spilling down the design are a few stems of rosary vine

New Years Eve celebration with African violets, ornamental capsicum and rosary vine

Cheers to a fantastic New Year!

Design Note:
Look out for all the dark, almost black flowers- it will be a leading floral design trend for 2012

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28 December 2011 Macramé inspired hanging test tubes

When I hang these delicate glass bubbles I want to make sure they are really secure. By slipping them into Macramé inspired knots they are not only hanging securely but the...

Favourite Flowers

Ceropegia woodii

Rosary vine, Chain of Hearts, Collar of hearts and String of hearts


African violet

Related Designs

6 July 2016 The oh no factor

My article and Floral Monogram Seating Plan designs featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

14 September 2016 Hang on!

Macrame inspired handing seahorse vases

4 January 2017 New Year's Wreath

Decorate an artificial wreath with fresh flowers and frosted twigs

29 March 2017 A Twirl

Suspend a wire chandelier design to twirl

31 May 2017 Let's hang out

Skewer some Eucalyptus to suspend between the orchids

10 April 2019 Just Like Wisteria Rain

Craft a ethereal design from twigs and wisteria flowers

3 July 2019 Taking a Breather

A relaxing summer design that spins gently in the wind

29 April 2020 Seeing a Diamond in the Stuff

A fun design to create a spinning diamond frame using minimal plant material for maximum effect.

5 May 2021 But of course.

Repurpose an apothecary vase lid for a floating Spring design.

17 August 2022 Branch Manager

Managed to find an utterly gorgeous branch... perfect contrast to the minimal orchids.