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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

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. 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.

Hope you had a Merry Christmas, flower buddies. This week (just in time for New Year's Eve) I will show you how to go overboard on almost everything... and still get a pretty patina on your copper design details. Enjoy!

It’s the most… it’s the most... Toast-iest Patina Christmas of all floral art design by Christine de Beer

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Patina copper spirals that looks like streamers

New Years Eve floral arrangement by Christine de Beer

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Orchid heart contemporary floral design Tutorial for unusual designs

DIY floral arrangement Tutorials for a winter new years eve design.

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How to create a sustainable and foam free flower arrangement for New Years Eve

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Design Quote 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

29 December 2021 Party popper inspired Copper curls for a New Year’s Eve double vase orchid heart centerpiece

A design that is aged to ring in the new. Perfect for the a New Year's celebration.

24 November 2021 Patina Copper

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

28 December 2016 Adding snow to twigs

Glue artificial snow to twigs

24 November 2021 Flameless Patina Copper Lantern

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...

5 May 2011 Wire curls

curl wire to add to designs

1 December 2021 Copper stars to hang as Design Accessories

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

1 December 2021 Happy twig glow-man proudly showing off it's copper star garland

Craft a twig and foam snowman with an inner glow.

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.

9 December 2015 Scalable twig and Phalaenopsis orchid winterscape panel

This design can easily scale up or down by using larger or smaller pieces of wood to create a larger wall panel or make a few of these panels to stack as tiles to create a more...

24 July 2012 Blow away hot glue strands

When you glue a structure with hot glue there are always a few stray strands of glue stuck all over the design. Blow it away with a hairdryer.

6 December 2017 Barely there twig tabletop Christmas tree

Glue curved twig snippets to craft a delicate winter white Christmas tree

27 November 2012 Winter Woodland Chandelier

Wrap vines and twigs around a wire frame to create a decorative woodland chandelier

28 February 2018 Marching winter frosted twig and freesia stack

Frost a few twigs to craft a delicate armature for fragrant freesias

16 January 2019 Delicate Twig Hammock Armature to keep tulips upright in a shallow container

Craft a suspended armature to create a clear winter design.

25 December 2018 Twig Snowflake

Glue twigs into a snowflake twig armature for Christmas trimmings.

24 December 2018 Curl tinsel

Gently pull the tinsel over a blade to curl

6 March 2019 Snow puddle armature

Connect twigs with puddles of artificial snow to craft a winter armature for your flowers.

6 February 2019 Winter White Twig Screen

Glue twigs to screen delicate flowers for a wintry design.

Favourite Flowers

Cymbidium

Cymbidium, Boat Orchid

Related Designs

24 November 2021 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...

1 December 2021 It’s the most… it’s the most... Hap-Hapiest Patina Christmas of all!

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...

8 December 2021 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. Craft the easiest copper bells to hang in a...

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...

9 December 2015 On a Grand Scale

My article and a floral panel design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

6 December 2017 While I sing of beauty's treasure

Glue the most delicate twig table top Christmas tree

28 February 2018 March Days

Line up a few frosted twigs to march across a shallow container

16 January 2019 Every. Single. Week.

Stand tulips upright in a shallow container with a suspended twig armature.

6 March 2019 It almost happened today!

Craft snow puddles to keep your flowers upright

6 February 2019 Tread softly on winter

A delicate winter twig armature to show off the delicate beauty of these early spring coloured tulips.