Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.
Use all three methods to dry hydrangeas to get three very different textures to use in design work.
Weave twigs in parallel to create a twig blind with strong but natural horizontal lines.
By removing every other twig you open up space for larger flowers to nestle in
Create a light and transparent collar-base for the large composite flower to nestle into.
Glue Popsicle sticks to create a double layered, upright armature
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...
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.
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
A design inspired by traditional Jiyek braiding techniques
Glue a few twigs into a rectangular shape to hang as a space or room devider
Instead of just placing a handful of twigs and two stems of sweet peas in a vase... why not...?
A perfectly imperfect wild willow wreath to display the first Autumn treasures of the year.
Soft minimal... this is exactly the kind of design I place in our apartment. Use a few fall treasures picked up on a walk and add a copper leaf to up the effort and love you add...
Hanging pumpkins and tiny vases to create a Autumn mobile floral design.
A flat-lay to celebrate finally finding the perfect way to dry passion fruit flowers... and my book's first birthday but mostly the drying of passion fruit flowers thing.
Floral styling using mostly dried material that will last the entire Autumn.
Using that little something that is unusual about your flower to make the design stand out.
Exploring two soaking techniques for a subtle early autumn design
This design requires a bit of prep-time so it is perfect to make while waiting for the first autumn leaf to appear…
Getting the balance just so... so that you lean into the first sights of Autumn.
Design 2: Up-cycle drinking straws to make tiny test tubes to hold the orchids on my willow twig blind.
Glue a fantasy forest from Popsicle sticks, grape vine tendrils and willow tips
I have always been fascinated, as a designer, by the idea that there is a point when extremes or direct contrasts flip into its opposite.
Design One from my Inspiration Video: Use the same floral ingredients, willow twigs, Lichen, Spanish Moss, Kalanchoe and Gypsophila to make three distinctly different contemporary...
A veil of green wool, Spanish moss and dried hydrangeas hang over white lilies