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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Glued to stay just so

Glued to stay just so floral art design

Up and down

Glue the twigs to point out

and there and that

Dogwood and boat orchids

and so and so and so

Glue the twigs to create a natural armature

and snip and sew

Cymbidium orchids

and layed out flat

Twig structure for floral art

and glued to stay in tow

Early spring floral art design

and that, is that, is that, is that.

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29 January 2014 Twig Shooting Star

Wire and glue a twig armature

25 August 2011 Placing orchids in test tubes

Cut the Phalaenopsis orchid with a bit of green stem attached. This will make them last longer.

13 April 2012 A secret trick to conditioning new growth

Conditioning new growth and sprouts are difficult because the little sprouts have not had time to fully develop its cellular structure to survive being cut and taking up water on...

Favourite Flowers


Cymbidium, Boat Orchid

Related Designs

9 December 2015 On a Grand Scale

My article and a floral panel design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

17 February 2016 Where would you put it!?!

Tie a twig armature enclosure for fresh flowers

30 March 2016 A Point of Support

My contemporary floral art design demonstrated at the Canada Blooms flower show in Toronto.

17 August 2016 Strangeness

Weave a wreath to display air plants on

12 July 2017 Sparkler

A radiating twig design

27 December 2017 Can it be?

Craft a pine tube to display a soft and snow filled winter scene

2 October 2019 Cross-hatch a Shadow Bright Autumn

A clever trick borrowed from art techniques to add dimension to a bright and colourful Autumn floral design.

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.

20 October 2021 Flying Lessons

An easy get ahead with Halloween decoration that will last.

29 June 2022 But for this… let’s not rush

A take your time and mindfully craft a pretty design to celebrate the summer solstice- it is officially summer here in Canada.