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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

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. 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 Christmas, flower buddies. This week I will show you how to add a mostly blue patina to pinecone shaped spiral baubles. Every good wish, enjoy!

It’s the most… it’s the most… wonderful Patina Copper Spiral Bauble Christmas of all floral art design by Christine de Beer

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How to make a pinecone floral design

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Handmade Christmas decorations and natural crafts

glories

How to add a patina to copper Christmas crafts

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Large pinecone flower arrangement

Christmases… "

Sustainable Christmas floristry Workshop

… well… mostly let’s enjoy this one.
Hope you have something to look forward to, hear something that makes you smile and create a memory that makes this year something special.

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

22 December 2021 Patina Copper Spiral Bauble and Pinecone Cascade

A beautiful pinecone dressed up for Christmas.

13 October 2011 Spiral Wire Cages

The cage spirals to form a basket that wrap around the plump ripe berries (or you can slip in a flower) to hang as connections between the twigs.

24 November 2021 Patina Copper

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

4 January 2011 Drinking straw "test tubes"

When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.

28 December 2016 Adding snow to twigs

Glue artificial snow to twigs

24 July 2013 Pinecone and delphinium table top tree

Small tree with fresh flowers

14 August 2012 Peel a Pine cone

It is easier to peel a pine cone from the flat side than to try and break the scales from the top

24 December 2012 Pine Cone Roses

Cut pine cones smaller to look like roses

14 August 2012 Pine scale wreath

Break pine scales from the cone and glue on a wreath frame to create a continuous pine scale wreath

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

24 July 2013 Wired dangling Jingle bells

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

3 January 2011 Syringe with tube

Easy way to fill test tubes and easiest way to remove water from a vase

Favourite Flowers

Ceropegia woodii

Rosary vine, Chain of Hearts, Collar of hearts and String of hearts

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