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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Jack Frost’s Christmas stocking

Christmas Flower Trends 2011 A Contemporary twist on Traditional Christmas Style details

Floral arrangement using orchid roots to make Jack Frosts Christmas stocking

The Christmas stocking is one of the most endearing symbols of Christmas.

Wire, line and orchid root stocking

This year I used wire, fishing line (mono-filament) and Phalaenopsis orchid roots to make a messy lace Christmas stocking.

Christmas crystals fall out of Jack Frosts Christmas stocking

I dressed the stocking with frost green Cymbidium orchids

Jack Frosts Christmas stocking made from orchid roots

and the tiniest ice pellet beads to add sparkle on the orchid roots.

Jack Frosts Christmas stocking floral art design

Beautiful diamond cut crystal stocking stuffers spill out of the stocking.

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29 November 2011 Messy wire lace

I call this “lace” because I use pins to guide the wire sections together- almost like you do when making lace.

24 March 2011 Condition Epiphyte Orchids

How to condition Orchids to use as plants in an arrangement without placing the roots in a growth medium

26 July 2011 Wire Tendrils

Curl the wire at irregular intervals to create a natural wire tendril similar to that of a passion fruit plant

Favourite Flowers


Cymbidium, Boat Orchid


Phalaenopsis, Moth orchid

Related Designs

24 July 2012 A little bit of Art and Soul

A twig structure with roses

21 December 2016 A Gleaming Cotton Christmas

Glue bark to a wire frame to create a Christmas stocking armature

6 December 2017 While I sing of beauty's treasure

Glue the most delicate twig table top Christmas tree

20 December 2017 A Very Merry Christmas Star

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

8 November 2023 A warm up

An almost Christmas... Christmas wreath featured in the winter edition of Flora Magazine.

6 December 2023 A Very Merry Dark and Moody and bring it in from the Woods Trendy Christmas Cheer

From now to a bit after New Year's Eve I will show you my take on the trends for Christmas 2023. This week I start with natural styling with a handcrafted twig candy cane.