Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Take a bough… it’s Christmas time!
With kind thoughts and all good wishes for a Merry Berry Kalanchoe Christmas
Follow me in Merry Berry and Kalanchoe measure
Fa la la la la, la la la la, fa la la la la, la la la la
While I tell of Yuletide floral treasure
(Fa la la la la, la la la la)
Fa la la la la, la la la la la la
Fa la la la la, fa la la… lahhhhhhhhhhhhh
Inspired by the lyrics of Deck The Halls. A song written by Thomas Oliphant
ps: a bough (as in Deck the halls with boughs of holly…) is a large branch, and whereas a branch can grow from the trunk or a bough or another branch… a bough only grows from the trunk.
A fuzzy wool and twig snowflake that starts out as a handful of candy canes.
Cover a cardboard shape in cotton and bark to create a floral armature
Use delicate sprigs of cypress or juniper, fir, pine, eucalyptus, ivy or a combination of them all to create a winter themed kissing bough
Use a cardboard shape to craft a simple wire Christmas star
Cut stars from a copper plate for a lovely turquoise patina Christmas decoration.
Artificial snow covered cardboard mittens to add to a winter themed design.
This design can easily scale up or down by using larger or smaller pieces of wood to create a larger wall panel or make a few of these panels to stack as tiles to create a more...
Cotton balls can be unrolled and fluffed to create long garlands of "snow"
Glue gypsophila sticks, flowers and dandelion seeds into a star shape
Connect twigs with puddles of artificial snow to craft a winter armature for your flowers.
Not only will your home smell wonderful while crafting this design you will also have a ethereal and long lasting design to enjoy.
A twig sleigh... to collect your twig Christmas tree, of course!
My Floral Hurricane design entry for the BC Floral Art Society mini show competition
There's no need to rush the seasons. Take it slow and enjoy the plant material that are still available even if you are excited about what is to come...
This is the third of my Christmas 2021 series of designs. This year in the form of a mini workshop… my Christmas present to you. Craft the easiest copper bells to hang in a...
...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...
This is the sixth 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 go overboard on...
A wire Christmas star with a secret plan to hide the twinkle
My article and a floral panel design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine
A Merry Christmas Twig Snowflake
A sticky shooting star made with gypsophila stems and fluffy dandelion seeds
An easy and naturally fragrant winter white candle decoration to bring nature into your house this Christmas.
Create a long lasting winter inspired floral design that looks like it is frozen in time.
Place a small fishbowl vase at an angle to look like it is pouring out flowers and twigs.