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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… it’s the most... Jingle Patina Christmas of all floral art design by Christine de Beer

It's the most wonderful time of the year

Easy and fast way to craft copper bells

With the kids jingle belling

Add a patina on copper bells

And everyone telling you be of good cheer

How to make your own copper bells

It's the most wonderful time

Copper bell Christmas decorations for floral arrangers

of the year!

Inspired by the carol It’s The Most Wonderful Time of The Year by Songwriters Eddie Pola and George Wyle

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Tutorials

8 December 2021 Twig Christmas Star

Make your own twig Christmas stars- the easy way.

8 December 2021 Green Patina Copper Bells

Easiest bell DIY. Add a bit more character by chemically treating the bell to have a lovely green patina.

24 November 2021 Patina Copper

The colour and the effect will vary due to application, temperature and humidity.

1 December 2021 Copper stars to hang as Design Accessories

Cut stars from a copper plate for a lovely turquoise patina Christmas decoration.

13 December 2017 Long lasting bark and Kalanchoe sleigh

Kalanchoe flowers last weeks without a water source and is the perfect way to dress up a bark and silver bell sleigh

8 July 2015 Using a pin to place tiny dew drop crystals

It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.

18 December 2019 Here it is: the quickest, easiest Christmas wreath… ever!

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!

7 December 2011 Hang a wreath on a door without knocking nails into the door face

I use two methods (or a combination of both) to attach a wreath to a door.

25 November 2020 Contactless gift exchange wreath perfect to double as Santa’s Gift Bag for your front 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 .

25 November 2020 Wire Stars

Wrap wire around a cardboard star for a quick three dimensional decoration.

24 July 2013 Wired dangling Jingle bells

Wire the tiny little bells so that they dangle loosely and will jingle with the slightest breeze

12 June 2012 Sticky Shooting Star

Glue gypsophila sticks, flowers and dandelion seeds into a star shape

25 December 2018 Twig Snowflake

Glue twigs into a snowflake twig armature for Christmas trimmings.

28 December 2016 Adding snow to twigs

Glue artificial snow to twigs

18 January 2017 T-connect twigs to shadow a design

Split a twig to create a t connection to hover a twig over the design

20 December 2017 Twinkle and Pine Christmas Star

Use a cardboard shape to craft a simple wire Christmas star

17 December 2014 Daisy shaped Pine Star

Use the sheath as a casing to create a decorative pine star

Related Designs

15 December 2021 It’s the most… it’s the most… wonderful Patina Copper Christmas Tree of all!

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...

22 December 2021 It’s the most… it’s the most… wonderful Patina Copper Spiral Bauble Christmas of all!

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...

29 December 2021 It’s the most… it’s the most... Toast-iest Patina Christmas of all!

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...

20 December 2017 A Very Merry Christmas Star

A wire Christmas star with a secret plan to hide the twinkle

13 December 2017 Just hear those sleigh bells jingling

Craft a bark sleigh that will last for weeks.

18 December 2019 A Happy, Merry, Jolly (easy as that!) Eucalyptus Christmas wreath

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"

12 December 2012 It's a swell time…

An exceptional moment frozen in time… 12:12:12 12/12/12

25 November 2020 Have yourself a Merry Cellulose Fibre Christmas: Santa’s gift bag 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...

18 December 2013 Jingle Belling

Glue a stacked twig round-about to use as a Christmas table top wreath

25 December 2019 Wishing you a Light Touched Christmas

A naturally fragrant, star shaped gift box basket. Merry Christmas to you.

11 June 2012 Wish Upon a Dandelion Star

A sticky shooting star made with gypsophila stems and fluffy dandelion seeds

17 December 2014 Star of Wonder

Glue pine needles into star shapes