Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
New Year's Wreath
My flower friend Donna gave me two beautiful black wreaths for fun festive designing
(Thank you Donna!)
One went on our front door decorated with loads of tiny silver bells.
This is the other one… perfect for welcoming The New Year
Every good wish for 2017. Have a fun and flower filled year.
Quick and easy way to securely decorate an artificial wreath with natural elements
Follow the flower's natural curve but you can also curve only sections to create an elegant crescent or a curve at the tip of the stem
Open an arum lily up by rolling the funnel shaped spathe (petal) over
Place a water tube at an angle in lumber so that the Zantedeschia float just above the base to show off the delicate grass snippets scattered up the stem
Wire a sparkling tinsel garland to dress up a single, elegant Arum lily.
Hang the arum lilies from the edge of a container to support all the other floral details.
Freely translated it means Each Moment, Only Once. It is a saying associated with Japanese tea ceremonies.
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.
Delicate glass bubbles filled with the midnight blue African violet flowers, purple ornamental capsicum and spilling down the design are a few stems of rosary vine
The only thing I needed to make these avocado green arums perfect was a small admirer...
An easy going design of ripped grass and calla lilies. But look a bit closer. See if you can find Mr. Stalk relaxing somewhere between the blades of grass.
This is my article that I wrote for the Mother's Day Design Issue of Canadian Florist Magazine