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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Our finest gifts we bring,

Christmas Flower Trends 2011
A Contemporary twist on Traditional Christmas Style details

Our finest gifts we bring floral art design

From Me

Palm, winter berries and juniper gift box

To You

Palm leaf Christmas bow

And there we have it: Christmas 2011 is all wrapped up.

I am already scribbling and sketching out a few ideas for the exciting projects planned for the 2012 design schedule…

Palm leaf Christmas gift box

But first:

Our finest gifts we bring Christmas box

"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!"

So many of you wrote to me to ask what is in the box...

Inside the box- the 2011 Swarovski Snowflake Christmas Star!

Its the 2011 Swarovski Snowflake Christmas Star!

Every week I add a new design with related tutorials. Be sure to subscribe to receive an email notification with design inspiration.


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

Related Designs

24 July 2012 A little bit of Art and Soul

A twig structure with roses

23 December 2015 Dear Santa,

Gift boxes from skeleton leaves

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

6 December 2017 While I sing of beauty's treasure

Glue the most delicate twig table top Christmas tree

26 June 2019 “Ok wow”

A design so fine you can easily miss it... if it were not for the interwoven pebbles catching your eye.

25 December 2019 Wishing you a Light Touched Christmas

A naturally fragrant, star shaped gift box basket. Merry Christmas to you.

16 December 2020 Have yourself a Merry Cellulose Fibre Christmas: Snow Globe

...ok not really that fancy- it’s paper pulp. Cardboard boxes, really. In the spirit of 2020- I am inspired by the endless stream of cardboard boxes being delivered. This week...

7 December 2022 Making spirits bright

A twig sleigh... to collect your twig Christmas tree, of course!