Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Catch and Release
Pro-tip: If you are in any way uneasy
about all kinds of bugs and creepy crawlies…
Just befriend a floral designer.
It’s practically part of our job description.
And if you hang around floral designers long enough there is a 100% chance that you will witness a spectacular catch and release of an absolutely wild crazy eyed critter
… without a bat of an eyelash, a drop of a petal or
much of a “hang on…” that could interrupt the conversation.
ps: Happy Canada Day flower buddies!
Simply easy design... with tiny design details to make your summer display unique.
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...
Most stems, twigs and even sturdier branches can be bend into shapes. It takes practice and more than a bit of patience. The main idea is to slowly manipulate the branch without...
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
Weave a tiny nest with a twig hook so that you can hang it in a design
Reshape a vine wreath into smaller wreaths to combine as a pumpkin
Weave tiny vine wreaths on the leave stems of a stripped Wisteria vine
This is both a decorative and functional design solution. But most importantly, I think, there is absolutely zero waste.
After the last petal drops cut the blossom twigs into snippets to craft a basket with.
Two fairy tale design details that will capture the imagination of even the youngest members of your wedding party. A tiny bug box to carry your rings in for the ring bearer and...
My article and floral wand design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine
My article and a floral parasol design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine
My article and Willow Crown 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
A sustainable, absolutely no waste floral design using willow to suspend your flower head in your arrangement.
A tiny carry basket to gather the shortest stems from your cutting garden... with a place for water and your cutters.