Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Fall into Christmas
“You blink twice and
the year's gone by
I started thinking, "There's gotta be a reason"
Why would time want to learn to fly?
Gets you quicker to your favorite season!”
Sang by Kermit (and friends) in Letters to Santa
This concludes my series of Soft Transition Designs where I show ideas that are a bit autumny… and a bit Christmassy for this in-between design season. Next week… Christmas Trends!
A wrap-around-vase to show off new bits of Christmas and the last bits of our autumn treasures.
Easy armature design that is actually quite relaxing to do... plant meditation!
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
Carefully stack dried physalis berry husks to craft a long lasting pumpkin that you can refresh with fresh flowers and vines.
Curl the wire at irregular intervals to create a natural wire tendril similar to that of a passion fruit plant
Small little twigs are glued to create a lace-like wreath
Every Autumn we see the beautiful Physalis pods everywhere but they are easy to dry and preserve to use year round.
Threading leaves to craft a long garland armature for an autumn display
Rip up the Washi paper for a lace fine armature for floral art
Reshape a vine wreath into smaller wreaths to combine as a pumpkin
Snip open a Physalis pod to create a cavity for delicate floral details.
From now to a bit after New Year's Eve I will show you my take on the trends for Christmas 2023. This week I start with natural styling with a handcrafted twig candy cane.
...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...
There's no need to rush the seasons. Take it slow and enjoy the plant material that are still available even if you are excited about what is to come...
Not quite winter but also a bit late for autumn design that is somewhere between sparkle and flying leaves.
An almost Christmas... Christmas wreath featured in the winter edition of Flora Magazine.
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.
A physalis husk pumpkin to celebrate the last bright rays of Autumn.
My article and lace fine wreath design featured in the Autumn issue of DIY Weddings Magazine
This week we are looking at the contents pages of my book... but more specifically at the sweet little pod design on the content page of my book.