Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
full moon risin'
in the light
Neil Young – Harvest Moon
Gypsophila dries really well and can be bleached to a stunning winter white
Glued Baby's Breath Wreath, folded in half to create a moon shaped armature
When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.
Orchids grow in long flower spikes. It is great to use the entire stem but sometimes you need shorter section. There is a trick to cutting the stems without leaving a visible...
Cut the Phalaenopsis orchid with a bit of green stem attached. This will make them last longer.
Easy way to fill test tubes and easiest way to remove water from a vase
I do not believe in arranging flowers without a water source of some kind. I want my flowers to remain as beautiful for as long as possible and I often get quite creative to...
Butterfly hair clips are the perfect little claws to help you hold tiny items in place while you wait for glue to dry
I don't always want to wire my test tubes into the design. I like to create a bit of movement by simply hooking the tubes to gently swing.
A perfect way to use a Lathyrus vine after all it flowered
This was the fourth (and last) design I did in my "All things Autumn (by which I mean all things chocolate)" floral art demonstration
Give a loosely woven wreath legs to stand on to hover lightly around a pumpkin
Hanging pumpkins and tiny vases to create a Autumn mobile floral design.
An all plant zero waste, levitating, twig (with just a splatter of autumn leaves, a breath of spiderweb and float of roots) Halloween decoration with an eerie bat skeleton made...
Create a floral circlet to rest the little pumpkin on... but above the water line.
Getting the balance just so... so that you lean into the first sights of Autumn.
Keep you fresh plant material hydrated in water... and your dried plant material suspended to keep it from falling into the water.
Time to cut down vines... and enjoy them a bit longer in a Halloween display.
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 am continuing with a garland bowl and a cone and twig reindeer.
And of course I would add the environmentally friendly-estest floral design option to top all the rest. Reusable and upcycled... and smells wonderful.
Celebrate the bright colours of autumn with lilies and Chinese lanterns