Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
- 16 December 2015
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over this world,
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Quote by Norman Vincent Peale
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Twist ivy vines around a cardboard shape to create a lace fine Christmas tree mobile.
The delicate Kalanchoe flowers last surprisingly well without a water source and is ideal for glue techniques
Here are the two secrets to assembling a well balanced hanging sculpture: First: Let gravity do the work. Do not fight it. And Secondly: Start from the bottom of your design...
Curl the wire at irregular intervals to create a natural wire tendril similar to that of a passion fruit plant
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...
A perfect way to use a Lathyrus vine after all it flowered
My article and Floral Monogram Seating Plan designs featured in DIY Weddings Magazine
Glue the most delicate twig table top Christmas tree
A wire Christmas star with a secret plan to hide the twinkle
My article and floral wand design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine
The first design I did for my book launch demonstration looking at aspects that influences my effortless style of designing.
My book launch demonstration was hosted by my flower-buddies from the Capilano Flower Arranging Club. We looked at what influences our own effortless style... that "thing" that...
An easy and naturally fragrant winter white candle decoration to bring nature into your house this Christmas.
For this year's Christmas tree I wired and glued a wild and wintry twig armature... but... these little eucalyptus baubles are just the cutest!
...ok not really that fancy- it’s paper pulp. Cardboard boxes, really. In the spirit of 2020- I am inspired by the endless stream of cardboard boxes being delivered. My list of...
...ok not really that fancy- it’s made from paper pulp. Some cardboard to wrap the string around… really. In the spirit of 2020- I am inspired by the endless stream of cardboard...
This is the fourth of my Christmas 2021 series of designs. This year in the form of a mini workshop… my Christmas present to you. Paint copper to add a beautiful patina to a...
This design requires a bit of prep-time so it is perfect to make while waiting for the first autumn leaf to appear…
My article and flower girl net basket design featured in the Red! issue of DIY Weddings Magazine
Design Two from my Inspiration Video: Use the same floral ingredients, willow twigs, Lichen, Spanish Moss, Kalanchoe and Gypsophila to make three distinctly different contemporary...
Design Three from my Inspiration Video: Use the same floral ingredients, willow twigs, Lichen, Spanish Moss, Kalanchoe and Gypsophila to make three distinctly different...
Design One from my Inspiration Video: Use the same floral ingredients, willow twigs, Lichen, Spanish Moss, Kalanchoe and Gypsophila to make three distinctly different contemporary...
Christmas Flower Trends 2011 starts with a Floral Craft Assignment from the Floral Trends Design Group to make an Earthly Angel garden decoration.
Easter Basket used in the Durbanville Flower Club Easter Parade Demonstration