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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Have yourself a Merry Cellulose Fibre Christmas: wired snowball pom pom for a woven grass Christmas tree

...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 boxes being delivered. Probably the one thing we all have in abundance right now! This week I am making loads of snowball pom poms.

Wired snowball pom pom for a woven grass Christmas tree design by Christine de Beer

“Oh my love

Woven grass Christmas tree

We've had our share of tears

Wool pom pom snow balls

Oh my friends

Weaving grass into a Christmas tree shape

We've had our hopes and fears

Easy to make wool pom pom

Oh my friends

Sustainable and zero waste design ideas for flower arrangers

It's been a long hard year

How to add something unique to your design work

But now it's Christmas

Long lasting natural Christmas styling ideas

Yes, it's Christmas”

Lyrics from: Thank God It's Christmas by Queen

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23 December 2020 Weave a grass Christmas tree

Easy armature design that is actually quite relaxing to do... plant meditation!

23 December 2020 Wired snowball pom pom

Craft an ornamental ball or tuft with wool and cardboard.

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...

22 May 2012 Bite and snap a sturdy twig

Break the sturdy twig on the scribe line.

28 December 2016 Adding snow to twigs

Glue artificial snow to twigs

7 September 2012 The Three legged trick for Upright Constructions

When in doubt, always give your armature three legs. Two legs are simply not enough and four legs will wobble if it is even slightly off balance.

15 April 2015 Stretching leaves and foliage into a ringlet curl

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

8 July 2015 Using a pin to place tiny dew drop crystals

It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.

19 December 2018 Sparkling Eucalyptus Tabletop Christmas tree

Craft an ethereal Christmas tree from Eucalyptus leaves, twigs and sparkling snow flake crystals.

16 December 2015 Kalanchoe Christmas Bauble

The delicate Kalanchoe flowers last surprisingly well without a water source and is ideal for glue techniques

5 May 2011 Wire baubles

Make baubles from wire

2 December 2020 Lost and found snow mittens

Artificial snow covered cardboard mittens to add to a winter themed design.

Related Designs

15 December 2021 It’s the most… it’s the most… wonderful Patina Copper Christmas Tree of all!

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...

14 December 2022 Joyf'ly

Table top Christmas tree with a fairy light twig trunk.

14 December 2016 A Candy(cane) Cotton Christmas

A floral cotton candy cane

21 December 2016 A Gleaming Cotton Christmas

Glue bark to a wire frame to create a Christmas stocking armature

28 December 2016 A Jingle Cotton Christmas

Cover a wreath frame with bark and cotton for a textured Christmas wreath design

19 December 2018 Oh Florist-tree

Craft an Eucalyptus Christmas tree

11 December 2019 A Very Merry eucalyptus bauble Christmas!

For this year's Christmas tree I wired and glued a wild and wintry twig armature... but... these little eucalyptus baubles are just the cutest!

16 December 2015 Christmas Waves

Twist a Kalanchoe and Ivy vine Christmas tree mobile

16 December 2020 Have yourself a Merry Cellulose Fibre Christmas: Snow Globe

...ok not really that fancy- it’s paper pulp. Cardboard boxes, really. In the spirit of 2020- I am inspired by the endless stream of cardboard boxes being delivered. This week...