Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Tread softly on winter
That’s where the potential prettiness is hibernating.
All that budding sleeping beauty...
dormant gorgeousness in the making...
napping probable gracefulness...
undeveloped sprouting delight...
germinating shoots of winter potential.
Carefully glue a twig armature to display the mini-miniature Darling orchids
Glue twig snippets to closely follow the shape of a glass vase
Glue Popsicle sticks to create a double layered, upright armature
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...
When you glue a structure with hot glue there are always a few stray strands of glue stuck all over the design. Blow it away with a hairdryer.
Glue a few wigs to follow the shape of a glass bowl to create a disk armature
Latch a few bamboo pieces together to create a scaffold for the flowers to hang from
Instead of just placing a handful of twigs and two stems of sweet peas in a vase... why not...?
A clever trick borrowed from art techniques to add dimension to a bright and colourful Autumn floral design.
Create a long lasting winter inspired floral design that looks like it is frozen in time.
While waiting for the blossoms to open... why not weave in a touch of Valentine's Day love?
A creative design that has some height to it without blocking the view. This can easily be scaled up or down to match the environment you want to display it in.
Soft minimal Fall armature making it easy to replace the flowers as the season progress.
...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...
Grass crisscross that makes you want to lean in closer to count the late summer raindrops around these gorgeous roses.
The dry wheat stems are suspended from the outside of the container so that they remain dry and the flower stems can gently rest inside to remain hydrated.
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...
It's Tulip Season! Perfect for that "it's still winter ... but is that something green I see...?" mood designs.
Place a small fishbowl vase at an angle to look like it is pouring out flowers and twigs.
Ever wonder how I decide what I share with you? A fun design ticking all the boxes.
A glued snipped to create a cooling cone for dangling orchids
Glue a band of snow dusted twigs to create a delicate armature for winter treasures.
A leaning twig armature with both the first signs of Spring and the last signs of winter.
Instead of weaving a platter try stacking the twigs from large to tiny small
A fragile looking heart made from twigs that can hold a lot of orchids
Glue a fantasy forest from Popsicle sticks, grape vine tendrils and willow tips
My article and a floral panel design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine