Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Ringing in A Very Merry Traditional Christmas… Tradition
As we ring in
… at last”
Lyrics from Olaf’s search for the very best Christmas traditions in “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” (2017)
Add a collar around a vase to hint at a wreath for an early Christmas floral design.
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
Most stems, twigs and even sturdier branches can be bend into shapes. It takes practice and more than a bit of patience. The main idea is to slowly manipulate the branch without...
Create a sturdy platform from bark to design an entire forest floor on a single foxtail fern frond
… ideal for fresh floral displays because it has a hidden water source that can be refilled and the candle can be switched on and off without disturbing the design.
Use delicate sprigs of cypress or juniper, fir, pine, eucalyptus, ivy or a combination of them all to create a winter themed kissing bough
Connect twigs with puddles of artificial snow to craft a winter armature for your flowers.
Artificial snow covered cardboard mittens to add to a winter themed design.
Cut a small wedge out of a stack of waxy leaves to keep the flower and twig in place.
It all started with my twig being just too small to wedge into the glass vase tight enough to keep my orchid stem in place...
Cut the Phalaenopsis orchid with a bit of green stem attached. This will make them last longer.
Suspend a flower for an unusual but minimalist design over a leaning container lid.
My article and a floral panel design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine
...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...
Wire a sparkling tinsel garland to dress up a single, elegant Arum lily.
...ok not really that fancy- it’s made from paper pulp. A cardboard box snow mittens… really. In the spirit of 2020- I am inspired by the endless stream of cardboard boxes being...
Some designs really do just make themselves. I received this tiny vase for Christmas from Marius (thank you, Marius!) and while cleaning out my design room I found this little...
Create a minimal design with a few leaves to keep is all upright.
A wreath armature design for early Autumn... this takes the split armature Tutorial I showed you last month a little bit further.
Add design elements that serves a purpose for a minimal summer inspired floral design.
Urgh… my glass cake stand broke leaving me with a still beautiful, but now mismatched and extremely inspirational lid...