Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Freeze… just for a moment!
Before we move on to all things glistening let’s make a list and check it twice:
1) Give an over the top compliment to a big shiny pumpkin… check!
2) Noticed the crisp air before putting on fluffy socks… check!
3) Smell the musky sweet fragrance of a leaf pile… check!
4) Collected seeds from the garden… check!
5) Eat an extra chocolate to celebrate not turning anyone into a toad on Halloween… check!
Finally, finally remembered to research what exactly makes up “pumpkin spice”... check!
… and say what I am most thankful for… in progress.
Autumn will be over before we know it, so let’s not rush. There’s still time to check something nice off your Fall to-do list.
Dipping wax in a deep bath of water makes the most beautiful streams of wax that looks just like the petals of a cyclamen flower.
For Floral Art the temperature of the wax rarely exceeds the minimum melting point.
Cyclamen stems are so close together that it is easy to damage the plant when cutting stems.
Take your time to weave a pointy hat from what you find in nature.
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
Connect twigs with puddles of artificial snow to craft a winter armature for your flowers.
I loved how peaceful this smooth wax looked when combined with the tulip and tendrils. Like a lily floating on a pond.
Artificial snow can be very "chemical" and flowers deteriorate quickly when exposed to it. It also dissolves in water. I use candle wax as "snow"
Soft and minimal glow lantern that you can make ahead of time to last all Festive Season.
Remove the pulp from leaves so that only the vain framework remain
Not only will your home smell wonderful while crafting this design you will also have a ethereal and long lasting design to enjoy.
Wax and Rainbow Oasis keep the flower heads in place.
Fragile ice baubles, cyclamen and moss design
Wire spirals twisted around candles to make small Christmas trees for the Christmas Eve dinner table
Cover a wreath frame with bark and cotton for a textured Christmas wreath design
Sometimes creative blunders becomes creative inspiration
A mould is a hollow container or profile used to give shape to molten or hot liquid material as it cools and hardens.
My article looking at contrasts and 6 winter lantern designs featured in the DIY Wedding Magazine