Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Have yourself a Merry Cellulose Fibre Christmas: Snow Globe
...ok not really that fancy- it’s made from paper pulp. A cardboard base for a snow globe… really. In the spirit of 2020- I am inspired by the endless stream of cardboard boxes being delivered. Probably the one thing we all have in abundance right now!
no place to go…
let it snow,
let it snow,
Let it snow!
"Let It Snow", is a song written by lyricist Sammy Cahn and composer Jule Styne in July 1945
… ideal for fresh floral displays because it has a hidden water source that can be refilled and the candle can be switched on and off without disturbing the design.
Talk about quick and easy! This takes almost no time... the hard part is to find something small enough to put inside... Chocolates... perhaps?
Easy way to fill test tubes and easiest way to remove water from a vase
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"
Use delicate sprigs of cypress or juniper, fir, pine, eucalyptus, ivy or a combination of them all to create a winter themed kissing bough
Create a floral foam cube for a Christmas "gift" table design
Use wood glue to make a light as air table top wreath from pine needles
The wire spirals are supported on wire sections pressed into the wax
For this tutorial I focus on a simple weave pattern that does not require you to soften or prepare the leaves to be more durable or flexible. This is the starting point in...
...ok not really that fancy- it’s made from paper pulp. Some cardboard to wrap the string around… really. In the spirit of 2020- I am inspired by the endless stream of cardboard...
A more than just a hint of Christmas tradition design... in a pre-Christmas design.
This is the first of my Christmas 2021 series of designs. This year in the form of a mini workshop… my Christmas present to you. We will explore how to patina Copper and use it to...
This is the fourth of my Christmas 2021 series of designs. This year in the form of a mini workshop… my Christmas present to you. Paint copper to add a beautiful patina to a...
A twig sleigh... to collect your twig Christmas tree, of course!
Wire spirals twisted around candles to make small Christmas trees for the Christmas Eve dinner table
...ok not really that fancy- it’s made from paper pulp. A cardboard box snow mittens… really. In the spirit of 2020- I am inspired by the endless stream of cardboard boxes being...