Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
How to freeze a wow moment
- 1 January 2020
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My theme for 2019 was: less but better. I am stepping it up this coming year with my new theme:
It’s not so much about making resolutions, about fixing stuff or achieving more stuff or having less stuff anymore. This is my year for conscious experiences. For investing my resources into the kind of stuff that makes me go “wow…” so that I have space to really be in and experience (and enjoy!) those wow moments.
Happy 2020 to you. Do you have wild and wonderful plans for the new year?
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A winter themed centerpiece with a secret water source (without a container or floral foam)
Flexible and unique letter to add into a wither themed design ... this is also a great way to transition a design from Christmas to New Year's eve!
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
Wire short twigs around wire rings to create rustic flameless tea-light lanterns
Create an arched design to hide the electrical outlet for a cell phone charging station
Cut the Phalaenopsis orchid with a bit of green stem attached. This will make them last longer.
Connect twigs with puddles of artificial snow to craft a winter armature for your flowers.
Design an armature that is light enough to be carried by two flower stems to create a radiating frame.
Create a minimal design by placing a single flower on a platform
Hang a twig and wood mobile at your weeding as a direction board
...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...
oh yes, a light an airy design showing off those very first autumn leaves.
A wool and twig snowflake design (made from candy canes!) that will last the entire Festive Season.
My article and a floral cell phone re-charge station design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine
A delicate winter twig armature to show off the delicate beauty of these early spring coloured tulips.
Stand tulips upright in a shallow container with a suspended twig armature.
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
Some designs really do just make themselves. I received this tiny vase for Christmas from Marius (thank you, Marius!) and while cleaning out my design room I found this little...
Quick and easy: Stack autumn leaves onto a wire for a... tiny table top Christmas tree.