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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Please have snow… and presents under the tree

Christmas Flower Trends 2012: A Contemporary Christmas inspired by Classic Christmas lyrics

Please have snow… and presents under the tree Floral Art Design


Wire a Tiny Twig Treasure Trunk for small Christmas gifts


Pine needles, pine cones and ripped flax to decorate the twig gift box

in progress,

Add a few ice pellet beads, a bow and a crystal star

right now

Twig Christmas treasure Trunk.

in this moment...

Weave ribbon through the twigs

Oh yes, there is nothing like the present of being present

Have a wonderful, wonderful Christmas everyone!

Title from "I'll Be Home for Christmas" is a classic Christmas song written by the Kim Gannon, composed Walter Kent and poet and co-writer Buck Ram.

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24 December 2012 Tiny Twig Christmas Treasure Trunk

Wire a small twig gift-box for Christmas presents

24 December 2012 Pine Cone Roses

Cut pine cones smaller to look like roses

22 May 2012 Bite and snap a sturdy twig

Break the sturdy twig on the scribe line.

14 January 2011 Ripping Flax

Flax can be ripped into fibres creating long and versatile strips

16 May 2012 Stringing pearls

Long blades of thin grass or ripped flax are ideal for stringing decorative beads

Favourite Flowers


Flax, New Zealand flax

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6 December 2017 While I sing of beauty's treasure

Glue the most delicate twig table top Christmas tree

13 December 2017 Just hear those sleigh bells jingling

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25 December 2019 Wishing you a Light Touched Christmas

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9 December 2020 Have yourself a Merry Cellulose Fibre Christmas: Gyp flurry Snowman

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18 August 2021 At Play

A quick-to-do-but-looks-impressive way to display a beautiful cut garden vine for an effortless summer design.

22 December 2021 It’s the most… it’s the most… wonderful Patina Copper Spiral Bauble Christmas of all!

This is the fifth of my Christmas 2021 series of designs. This year in the form of a mini workshop… my Christmas present to you. This week I will show you how to add a mostly...

7 December 2022 Making spirits bright

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