Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
How lovely are these branches
How lovely are these branches!
Inspired by Oh Christmas tree or "O Tannenbaum" - a traditional German folk song, associated with the traditional Christmas tree by the early 20th century and sung as a Christmas carol.
Craft an ethereal Christmas tree from Eucalyptus leaves, twigs and sparkling snow flake crystals.
I save all the thin tissue paper or un-printed newsprint papers that are wrapped around the flowers that are delivered to me to make batches of Papier Mache with. These sheets...
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.
Cover Styrofoam with leaf snippets to create a gift box design
Twist ivy vines around a cardboard shape to create a lace fine Christmas tree mobile.
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
Polystyrene or Styrofoam makers ideal shapes to pin or glue plant material to.
Cover a wreath frame with bark strips and fluffed out cotton
Glue curved twig snippets to craft a delicate winter white Christmas tree
For this year's Christmas tree I wired and glued a wild and wintry twig armature... but... these little eucalyptus baubles are just the cutest!
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. Some cardboard to wrap the string around… really. In the spirit of 2020- I am inspired by the endless stream of cardboard...
The emotions your designs inspire give real meaning to your work. My article in the Canadian Florist Magazine
Glue bark to a wire frame to create a Christmas stocking armature
Cover a wreath frame with bark and cotton for a textured Christmas wreath design
Glue the most delicate twig table top Christmas tree