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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

"On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... two turtle doves"

My floral craft design was inspired by the Christmas Carol: "The Twelve Days of Christmas" (second verse)

Flax Christmas tree cake made from plant material

I made this Christmas tree "cake" from flax and Geranium buds and petals. All plant material dried really well.

Flax bird on the cake made from plant material

The stem the flax birds are using to decorate the tree with is from a Passion Fruit plant.

Floral Trends Design Group end of the year Christmas Cakes

The Floral Trends Design Group end of the year function: Christmas Cakes

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8 June 2011 Foliage Weaving

For this tutorial I focus on a simple weave pattern that does not require you to soften or prepare the leaves to be more durable or flexible. This is the starting point in...

1 February 2012 Weaving a diagonal green grass basket

Once you figure out how to do the corners weaving a diagonal shape is actually not that hard to do.

21 July 2011 Weaving a bird

I wove my bird from shaved wood but you can also use flax, coconut palm (more traditional) or paper or ribbon

20 December 2011 Weaving a gift box with a lid from palm leaves

A great all natural gift decorating alternative

Favourite Flowers


Flax, New Zealand flax

Related Designs

13 July 2016 Woven

Weave a canopy or parachute shaped armature for orchids to perch on

17 May 2017 Nobody move!

Weave a small basket with a lid to keep fluffy treasures in

2 August 2017 Grace

Use snips and snippets and leftovers to create a design of it's own