Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Stacking the odds in your favour
Kissing bough strategy:
It is really quite simple…
couldn’t be easier...
... your Christmas kissing bough...
... wherever you are most likely to be.
Use delicate sprigs of cypress or juniper, fir, pine, eucalyptus, ivy or a combination of them all to create a winter themed kissing bough
I build up the spheres by weaving willow wreaths and then use those to shape the ball
The finish of every design should be flawless. Make sure there are no bits of glue visible in your design by carefully removing all traces of spills.
Cover a wreath frame with bark and cotton for a textured Christmas wreath design
Glue the most delicate twig table top Christmas tree
My article and floral wand design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine
Design 1 of my three week pre-Christmas designing series looking at How to style with artificial plants and branches using quality faux plants and stems. This week: a wreath
Design 3 looking at How to style with artificial plants and branches using quality faux plants and stems. This week: mistletoe! And also .. give your faux a reason for being...
An easy and naturally fragrant winter white candle decoration to bring nature into your house this Christmas.
...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...
A more than just a hint of Christmas tradition design... in a pre-Christmas design.
This is the second of my Christmas 2021 series of designs. This year in the form of a mini workshop… my Christmas present to you. Craft a three twig sphere snow man to proudly...
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...
A little bit of effort... that will last for weeks design to hang about the whole Festive Season.
A wool and twig snowflake design (made from candy canes!) that will last the entire Festive Season.
This contorted hazel twig reminded me of an ancient and wise bonsai tree. It definitely has a story of its own to tell. I wanted to capture that in my design. All it needed was...
The design drips down in three tiers each celebrating life, love and connection.
Weave a wire and twig Christmas chandelier
My article looking at contrasts and 6 winter lantern designs featured in the DIY Wedding Magazine