Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
It’s the most… it’s the most... Jingle Patina Christmas of all!
This is the third 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 show you my "tweak" the “basic” technique to show you have to add a green tinge to the patina on copper. Enjoy!
It's the most wonderful time of the year
With the kids jingle belling
And everyone telling you be of good cheer
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
Easiest bell DIY. Add a bit more character by chemically treating the bell to have a lovely green patina.
The colour and the effect will vary due to application, temperature and humidity.
Cut stars from a copper plate for a lovely turquoise patina Christmas decoration.
Kalanchoe flowers last weeks without a water source and is the perfect way to dress up a bark and silver bell sleigh
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
My work is usually so labour intensive... this one came as a wonderful surprise... it really is both quick and easy to craft this wreath!
I use two methods (or a combination of both) to attach a wreath to a door.
Craft a small pouch into a half-and-half wreath so that you can leave... and receive tiny gifts and cards in true Christmas 2020 style .
Wrap wire around a cardboard star for a quick three dimensional decoration.
Wire the tiny little bells so that they dangle loosely and will jingle with the slightest breeze
Glue gypsophila sticks, flowers and dandelion seeds into a star shape
Split a twig to create a t connection to hover a twig over the design
Use a cardboard shape to craft a simple wire Christmas star
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...
A wire Christmas star with a secret plan to hide the twinkle
Craft a bark sleigh that will last for weeks.
Now this is quite a discovery! And it honestly is the easiest and quickest way to go from "I still want to decorate for Christmas" to "... aaand I am done, I made our wreath"
...ok not really that fancy- it’s made from paper pulp. A cardboard box gift bag wreath… really. In the spirit of 2020- I am inspired by the endless stream of cardboard boxes...
Glue a stacked twig round-about to use as a Christmas table top wreath
A naturally fragrant, star shaped gift box basket. Merry Christmas to you.
A sticky shooting star made with gypsophila stems and fluffy dandelion seeds
A Merry Christmas Twig Snowflake