Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Happy Valentine's Day!
don't spell it…
feel it." -Pooh
Quote by A.A. Milne. author of Winnie-the-Pooh
When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.
Butterfly hair clips are the perfect little claws to help you hold tiny items in place while you wait for glue to dry
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.
For my design I wanted the wreath to look wind blown so I added a few loosely woven twigs into the weave. I also wanted to emphasize the autumn colours so I added a twirling...
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...
Manipulate fresh willow stems to create a sprouting armature for long tulip stems
A fragile looking heart made from twigs that can hold a lot of orchids
Give a loosely woven wreath legs to stand on to hover lightly around a pumpkin
Barely there skeleton blossoms with Eucalyptus eyes for my Halloween design... Oh! and a Willow Paddle, which probably should have been the main Tutorial... but... well...
Hoard a few acorns in the fork of a twig to show off a single oncidium orchid.
My article and floral wand design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine
My article and willow birdcage design for wedding rings featured in DIY Weddings Magazine.
The second design I did for my book launch demonstration looking at aspects that influences my effortless style of designing.
Craft a willow heart to display 12 red roses to celebrate Valentine's Day.
While waiting for the blossoms to open... why not weave in a touch of Valentine's Day love?
An... everything is moving... design. The tulips are growing and the small vine filled vase is bopping around in the water. And if you lean them against each other just right it...
A blossom frame to display the prettiest anthurium of the whole bunch!
A tiny carry basket to gather the shortest stems from your cutting garden... with a place for water and your cutters.
Ah... yes summer time designing. Anyone else seeing more insects hiding between the petals this year?