Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
It almost happened today!
The sun almost came out.
The icicles almost fell to down below.
The trees and blossoms almost burst into bud.
The birds almost sang.
The bumblebees almost set out to find a new colony.
The squirrels almost found some sap.
… in fact, today was so almost that we can make replacing that mitton we lost next year’s problem!
Connect twigs with puddles of artificial snow to craft a winter armature for your flowers.
Cyclamen stems are so close together that it is easy to damage the plant when cutting stems.
Carefully glue a twig armature to display the mini-miniature Darling orchids
Glue Popsicle sticks to create a double layered, upright armature
Glue a few wigs to follow the shape of a glass bowl to create a disk armature
Create a long lasting winter inspired floral design that looks like it is frozen in time.
...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...
Weave an all natural net to place over a vase to keep your flowers above water.
A more than just a hint of Christmas tradition design... in a pre-Christmas design.
This is the sixth of my Christmas 2021 series of designs. This year in the form of a mini workshop… my Christmas present to you. This week I will show you how to go overboard on...
A wool and twig snowflake design (made from candy canes!) that will last the entire Festive Season.
A twig sleigh... to collect your twig Christmas tree, of course!
Not quite winter but also a bit late for autumn design that is somewhere between sparkle and flying leaves.
There's no need to rush the seasons. Take it slow and enjoy the plant material that are still available even if you are excited about what is to come...
A fragile looking heart made from twigs that can hold a lot of orchids
Glue a fantasy forest from Popsicle sticks, grape vine tendrils and willow tips
A delicate winter twig armature to show off the delicate beauty of these early spring coloured tulips.