Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Snow Glitters and Mossy Glimmers
10 weeks to Spring.
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.
10 weeks of designing with all things filled with creative promise.
10 weeks of noticing the potential for all things to renew.
10 weeks of me happily being on snow watch…
oh yes, flower buddies. This design marks the start of the…
“oh wait I can still add a few sprinkles of snow to my designs” countdown.
Hollow out a faux moss pebble to add... a pebble of moss covered in snowflakes.
I use edible mushrooms in my designs. To preserve them I press a tiny stake into the base and let them air-dry.
When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
Biodegradable copper mesh makes the perfect shape to fill with moss to grow tiny stem plants
Glue snippets of moss and succulents to rocks as a long lasting table-scape display
Glue gypsophila sticks, green trick carnations, Star of Bethlehem, passion fruit tendrils, jasmine foliage and string of pearls succulents to create floral wings
Create a sturdy platform from bark to design an entire forest floor on a single foxtail fern frond
The flat surface of a piece of driftwood creates a base to design on
Hang a twig and wood mobile at your weeding as a direction board
Glue bark to a Papier Maché and wire frame to create a pod shaped armature
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...
Glue snippets of dried green stems and Green Trick Carnation to make tiny floral wings for Christmas
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
A Fun Halloween design with "poisonous mushrooms" tucked between the moss and petals
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.
My article and wedding direction board design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine
Glow and sparkle bark armature to celebrate the first signs of Autumn
Fragile ice baubles, cyclamen and moss design