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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Snow Glitters and Mossy Glimmers

10 weeks.

Snow Glitters and Mossy Glimmers floral art design by Christine de Beer.

10 weeks to Spring.

Moss and snow designs for a forest floor flower arrangement

Only 10 more weeks for all those after-the-Festive-glitters-are-packed-away-just-as-the-Spring-glimmers-starts-to-appear designs that I love so much.

Snow drop flowers in a moss base mechanics

10 weeks of designing with all things filled with creative promise.

Adding snow to spring floral designs

10 weeks of noticing the potential for all things to renew.

Using a moss pebble to grow moss in

10 weeks of me happily being on snow watch…

Floral design with snowdrops moss and mushrooms

oh yes, flower buddies. This design marks the start of the…

Natural floristry mechanics that is sustainable and foam free

“oh wait I can still add a few sprinkles of snow to my designs” countdown.

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10 January 2024 Mossy “Moss” Pebble… in the snow

Hollow out a faux moss pebble to add... a pebble of moss covered in snowflakes.

13 April 2012 Drying Mushrooms for Floral Art

I use edible mushrooms in my designs. To preserve them I press a tiny stake into the base and let them air-dry.

4 January 2011 Drinking straw "test tubes"

When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.

8 July 2015 Using a pin to place tiny dew drop crystals

It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.

7 February 2012 Moss Heart

Biodegradable copper mesh makes the perfect shape to fill with moss to grow tiny stem plants

31 August 2016 Everlasting succulent and moss display

Glue snippets of moss and succulents to rocks as a long lasting table-scape display

20 November 2012 Green Trick Floral Wings

Glue gypsophila sticks, green trick carnations, Star of Bethlehem, passion fruit tendrils, jasmine foliage and string of pearls succulents to create floral wings

29 July 2020 Foxtail in a bud vase forest floor

Create a sturdy platform from bark to design an entire forest floor on a single foxtail fern frond

2 November 2016 Driftwood base for a floral foam pebble design

The flat surface of a piece of driftwood creates a base to design on

15 March 2017 Wedding welcome and direction sign

Hang a twig and wood mobile at your weeding as a direction board

19 August 2015 Bark pod for growing a Pearl Oyster mushroom mini farm

Glue bark to a Papier Maché and wire frame to create a pod shaped armature

6 January 2016 Moss Colombina inspired mask

Cover a mask shape with moss and succulents for a long wearing mask

Favourite Flowers

Lentinula edodes

Shiitake Mushrooms

Related Designs

6 March 2024 A Stay Open

Grow a willow birdcage... with a bit of a Spring flower support to get it started.

26 March 2024 Grow and Cut Moss for your design room

I grow a lot of what I design with... especially the things that you can not buy... like moss

7 February 2012 Grow Love

Love grows!

11 May 2011 It's Tulip Time!

Tulips continue to grow once the stem is severed from the bulb. More often than not you can use this growth to create an ever changing design. But sometimes you want that tulip...

31 August 2016 Leftovers

Using bits and snippets to create an everlasting moss and succulent design

20 November 2012 there’s a feeling

Glue snippets of dried green stems and Green Trick Carnation to make tiny floral wings for Christmas

11 April 2011 Kitchen Garden

Kitchen Garden Design. South African Horticultural Society Show 2009

13 April 2012 Spring Has Sprung!

The sprouts are sprouting and the bees are being and the birds are birding. Tempting as it is new growth is hard to condition. Hard, but not impossible

29 July 2020 Tail end of the story

Craft a bark platform to design on in a foxtail fern frond.

2 November 2016 Pick your poison

A Fun Halloween design with "poisonous mushrooms" tucked between the moss and petals

22 January 2013 It's High Time for Tea: from craft to art, taking a delicious floral journey with veneer techniques

This was my second two designs for my It's High Time for Tea Floral Craft and Art Demonstration at The Capilano Flower Arranging Club meeting.

15 March 2017 Wedding Welcome

My article and wedding direction board design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

19 August 2015 Growth Medium

Design a bark and moss pod for a mushroom mini farm

11 October 2023 Plenty Glow to Harvest

Glow and sparkle bark armature to celebrate the first signs of Autumn

1 January 2014 It's the moment you recognize the greatest source of strength in something... oh, so fragile

Fragile ice baubles, cyclamen and moss design

6 January 2016 Hey there

Moss and succulents cover a mask shape to create a woodland inspired mask