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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Hang on, love

Hang on, love Valentines day floral design by Christine de Beer

Hang in there…

Quince blossom branches for flower arranging

Tomorrow will be slightly longer than today.

Quince blossom branches for Valentines day designs

Next week you will notice that you have been noticing the birds singing.

Quince blossom branches with woven hanging hearts

In two weeks you can start looking out for early blossom and buds.

How to make hanging woven hearts to celebrate love

In three weeks there will even be signs of wildflowers.

How to knot a heart from foliage

In four weeks the maple sap will again start flowing.

Knot hearts for flower arranging

In five weeks we will be celebrating the Vernal Equinox...

Hang some heart knots in blossom branches to celebrate the early signs of spring

Please hang in there.

... and I hope you had a fun and flower filled Valentine's Day

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Tutorials

16 February 2022 Hanging knotted foliage hearts from Quince blossom branches

Add a bit of love to your blossom branches with hanging heart knots.

10 September 2012 Braid a Celtic heart knot

Braid or knot a traditional Celtic heart with foliage

22 May 2012 Bite and snap a sturdy twig

Break the sturdy twig on the scribe line.

14 January 2011 Ripping Flax

Flax can be ripped into fibres creating long and versatile strips

12 February 2020 Manipulate Blossoming Twigs To Hang Fluttering Woven Grass Hearts

These peach blossom branches needed only the tiniest bit of help to frame the woven hearts to perfection.

30 August 2017 Standing a water tube at an angle in lumber

Create a minimal design by placing a single flower on a platform

15 April 2015 Stretching leaves and foliage into a ringlet curl

Most leaves and foliage can be slightly manipulated to curve or curl.

20 March 2019 Hanging dangling eggshells with a twig and some ripped grass

Pierce eggshells to string it up for a delicate Spring design element.

11 February 2015 Willow Heart Wand

25 May 2016 Sliced Grassy Cabbage

Slicing a cabbage to create an armature for a vegetable design.

8 August 2018 Wrap around grass loop and knot armature

Connect strips of ripped grass to create a knotted armature for short stemmed flowers

27 February 2013 Ripped Foliage Mesh

Create a delicate mesh over the design

10 February 2016 Free Standing Twig and Wire Heart Armature

Bend wires and fill in the gabs with Stillingia twigs to make a delicate heart armature

Related Designs

12 February 2020 Parallel Hang Ups

While waiting for the blossoms to open... why not weave in a touch of Valentine's Day love?

10 September 2012 Tying the knot

Gypsophilla design with Celtic love knots featured in the DIY Wedding Magazine

18 September 2012 Tying the knot and loosening those curls

Romantic rose centerpiece with just a bit of an edge featured in the DIY Wedding Magazine

30 August 2017 If

Place a water tube at an angle in lumber so that the Zantedeschia float just above the base to show off the delicate grass snippets scattered up the stem

11 April 2017 Well… we did it again!

Blossoms and chocolates for Easter

20 March 2019 It’s all ===> right

Hang a dangling eggshell in a Spring blossom design.

11 February 2015 Love Spell

Weave willow to create a heart shaped wand design

25 May 2016 Half the Fun

Cut a cabbage to create a design platform

8 August 2018 On the net

Knot a net to rest short stem orchids on.

27 February 2013 Just Meshing About

create a mesh to drape over the design to create a soft veil.

7 November 2018 Book Launch Day!

Oh yes! Today is officially my book launch day!

10 February 2016 Be My Twig-Heart

Glue an upright twig heart for a freestanding Valentine's display