Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
How do squirrels Cache a tree?
You see, tree squirrels don’t hibernate over winter.
They rely on hundreds of caches of acorns
… that they buried earlier in the year to snack on.
Tree squirrels are so good at hiding, making fake holes and digging and reburying their acorns as an anti-theft precaution
… that even they can’t always find them again.
Leaving these buried treasures to sprout and grow up to be oak trees.
Wire and glue a few acorns into the fork of a twig to create an Autumn armature
When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.
Weave willow between the fork in a twig to create a paddle like armature
Side stems of branches can be used as hooks to hang floral material in a design.
Butterfly hair clips are the perfect little claws to help you hold tiny items in place while you wait for glue to dry
Glue gypsophila sticks, flowers and dandelion seeds into a star shape
Dry fall leaves to create a ball shape structure
Twirl twigs to create a balanced nest to display the beautiful orchids on
My article and floral wand design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine
Filling a trumpet flower cup... with more flowers!
A easy going summer design that makes full use of the imperfections you harvest from your cut garden.
The design drips down in three tiers each celebrating life, love and connection.
A floral design snapshot of what it looks like when walking down the streets of Vancouver this week.
A twig and stick design with sweet dumpling pumpkins and rosary vine (Ceropegia woodii). I also made a cherry twig and skeleton leaf Stick Insect
This contorted hazel twig reminded me of an ancient and wise bonsai tree. It definitely has a story of its own to tell. I wanted to capture that in my design. All it needed was...
A sticky shooting star made with gypsophila stems and fluffy dandelion seeds