Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
It’s the most… it’s the most... Glowing-est Patina Christmas of all!
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 craft beautiful Festive floral accessories. Follow along each week leading up to Christmas to complete the entire mini workshop just before the start of 2022.
Have a Merry Festive Season, flower buddies. This week I will introduce you to the technique with the “basic” Tutorial. No special added tricks or treats. Enjoy!
It's the most wonderful time of the year
There'll be much mistltoeing
And hearts will be glowing
When loved ones are near
It's the most… it’s the most… wonderful time
of the year!
Inspired by the carol It’s The Most Wonderful Time of The Year by Songwriters Eddie Pola and George Wyle
This is the easiest battery operated votive candle lantern to hand craft from a copper sheet... ever! As always with my Tutorials you will not need any special tools or workshop...
Cover a basic wreath with a layer of feathers for a soft and comforting winter wreath
The colour and the effect will vary due to application, temperature and humidity.
Wire short twigs around wire rings to create rustic flameless tea-light lanterns
This is a perfect do-ahead-of-time hanging design for a summer wedding. Craft one or three or a whole lot of the lanterns and add some orchids at the last moment to finish the...
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
The wire spirals are supported on wire sections pressed into the wax
… 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.
Cover a balloon with skeleton leaves to create a cocoon
Not only will your home smell wonderful while crafting this design you will also have a ethereal and long lasting design to enjoy.
This is the second of my Christmas 2021 series of designs. This year in the form of a mini workshop… my Christmas present to you. Craft a three twig sphere snow man to proudly...
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...
This is the fifth 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 add a mostly...
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...
My article looking at contrasts and 6 winter lantern designs featured in the DIY Wedding Magazine
My article and Bamboo Lantern design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine
The last design I did for my book launch demonstration looking at aspects that influences my effortless style of designing... this week: often when we see a design element...
Wire spirals twisted around candles to make small Christmas trees for the Christmas Eve dinner table
...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...
An easy and naturally fragrant winter white candle decoration to bring nature into your house this Christmas.
Just like the weather is only hinting at spring, so is this design only hinting at being a basket
Weave a wire and twig Christmas chandelier