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...
This is the fourth of my Christmas 2021 series of designs. This year in the form of a mini workshop… my Christmas present to you. Paint copper to add a beautiful patina to a...
A physalis husk pumpkin to celebrate the last bright rays of Autumn.
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