Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Just hear those sleigh bells jingling
The sounds of Christmas 2017:
as made famous by The Ronettes "Sleigh Ride" is a popular light orchestral Christmas music standard composed by Leroy Anderson
Kalanchoe flowers last weeks without a water source and is the perfect way to dress up a bark and silver bell sleigh
Most stems, twigs and even sturdier branches can be bend into shapes. It takes practice and more than a bit of patience. The main idea is to slowly manipulate the branch without...
Wire a small twig gift-box for Christmas presents
A bark chip veneer is a great way to create a precise shape that looks natural but can't be found in nature.
Cover a Styrofoam shape with bark to create a bowl for a potted design
Cover a cardboard shape in cotton and bark to create a floral armature
A fluffy cuff lines the top edge of the bark Christmas Stocking
Keep in mind that in order to make a realistic looking fantasy design element, such as the wreath, you must focus on how this item would grow in nature.
The finish of every design should be flawless. Make sure there are no bits of glue visible in your design by carefully removing all traces of spills.
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.
Butterfly hair clips are the perfect little claws to help you hold tiny items in place while you wait for glue to dry
A wire Christmas star with a secret plan to hide the twinkle
An easy and naturally fragrant winter white candle decoration to bring nature into your house this Christmas.
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 Yule log… really. In the spirit of 2020- I am inspired by the endless stream of cardboard boxes being...
Glue the most delicate twig table top Christmas tree
Gingerbread and iced cookies for Christmas
Capilano Flower Arranging Club Designing for Christmas Workshop: Yule log
Wire a Tiny Twig Treasure Trunk for small Christmas gifts
This was my second two designs for my It's High Time for Tea Floral Craft and Art Demonstration at The Capilano Flower Arranging Club meeting.
Sometimes you find such a beautiful plant that you just can't bring yourself to cut it. This design explores using the entire plant, pot and all, in a design
Glue bark to a wire frame to create a Christmas stocking armature
Clean, simple and restrained elegance: a single jasmine stem in a wine glass. All it needed was just a few extra blades of grass to tie it all together. And wings, of course!
Glue a stacked twig round-about to use as a Christmas table top wreath
This is my article that I wrote for the Mother's Day Design Issue of Canadian Florist Magazine