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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Gratitude

Gratitude floral design by Christine de Beer

Just

Glass pumpkins from Pottery Barn

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Glass pumpkin willow wreath display

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Willow wreath around a glass pumpkin Thanksgiving display

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Soft minimalism styling for Thanksgiving

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How to arrange a willow wreath around pumpkins

enough.

Soft minimal floral styling for Thanksgiving displays

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving, Flower buddies
I hope you had a fun and flower filled weekend.

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Tutorials

13 October 2021 Weave a willow wreath around a minimal pumpkin display

It’s amazing how we sometimes try to complicate a design. I tried adding calla lilies… took them out and loved the willow. Added gerberas. Took them out and loved the willow....

1 November 2011 Weaving a twig wreath

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...

4 October 2017 Display wreath that hover around a big shiny pumpkin

For this design I wanted my wreath to be light and airy so that it just whips around the solid pumpkin like a breeze.

28 October 2020 Vase topped with a Hollow Wreath for Halloween

Create a dimensional wreath by assembling wreath vine to hug around an oblong container.

3 October 2018 Inside Pod Designing

Snip open a Physalis pod to create a cavity for delicate floral details.

1 September 2021 Above and below eucalyptus curve butternut cradle

Suspend a heavy butternut over water in an early Autumn design.

8 October 2011 Pumpkin legs

I wanted my pumpkin to lift its head slightly so that it is easy to see the beautiful sepals inside. Making tiny legs also prevent the pumpkin from rolling.

23 October 2013 Hanging leaves from a Hazel twig top bar

Create a free moving autumn leaf screen

10 June 2020 Overgrown vine tangle to suspend flowers in a clear vase

A zero waste and sustainable floral design solution to keep your flowers exactly where you want them without using floral foam.

7 October 2020 Floral wreath ring stem armature for a cute pumpkin patch in a stem vase design

Use a wreath to keep flower and a heavy little ghost pumpkin in place in a small vase.

Favourite Flowers

Salix matsudana "Tortuosa"

Curly Willow, Chinese Willow, Tortured Willow, Globe Willow, Dragon's Claw, Hankow Willow

Related Designs

19 October 2016 There are Octobers

Autumn wreath

4 October 2017 Whipped up in the autumn breeze

Give a loosely woven wreath legs to stand on to hover lightly around a pumpkin

28 October 2020 Magic Spell Number 614: How to make absolutely any task you need to do fun

A hint of a wreath table top design for pre-Halloween decorating.

3 October 2018 But what’s inside?

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.

1 September 2021 It’s butter… nuts!

An it's not too early to decorate for Autumn, Autumn design

31 October 2018 Scary stuff!

My Halloween design... with some scary stuff hidden if you can read between the leaves!

28 October 2015 On Pumpkin Coloured Days

Create a besom broom to sweep up those Autumn leaves

10 June 2020 All Out

An all out effective way of keeping a flower stem in the exact spot you want it to be in a clear water vase design.

7 October 2020 Let’s circle around to this one

Create a floral circlet to rest the little pumpkin on... but above the water line.