Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
When snowflakes fall
they stack up
by ice crystal,
it creates air pockets
that absorbs sound.
Snow wraps up all those noise waves…
and gifts us
with a perfect wave of
peace and quiet.
Spiral birch bark strips into two mirror images to create a wintery wrap for a bud vase.
The cage spirals to form a basket that wrap around the plump ripe berries (or you can slip in a flower) to hang as connections between the twigs.
Simple and natural floral accessory for a sherry glass
Kalanchoe flowers last weeks without a water source and is the perfect way to dress up a bark and silver bell sleigh
A beautiful pinecone dressed up for Christmas.
Cover a Styrofoam shape with bark to create a bowl for a potted design
Glue bark to a Papier Maché and wire frame to create a pod shaped armature
Cover a wreath frame with bark strips and fluffed out cotton
Craft a small pouch into a half-and-half wreath so that you can leave... and receive tiny gifts and cards in true Christmas 2020 style .
I wanted to create extremely light weight wooden blocks for my design. The easiest way is to cover Styrofoam with a Kyogi paper veneer.
I have always been fascinated, as a designer, by the idea that there is a point when extremes or direct contrasts flip into its opposite.
Clean, simple and restrained elegance: a single jasmine stem in a wine glass. All it needed was just a few extra blades of grass to tie it all together. And wings, of course!
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.
Craft a bark sleigh that will last for weeks.
This is my article that I wrote for the Mother's Day Design Issue of Canadian Florist Magazine
Sometimes you find such a beautiful plant that you just can't bring yourself to cut it. This design explores using the entire plant, pot and all, in a design
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...
Cover a wreath frame with bark and cotton for a textured Christmas wreath design
...ok not really that fancy- it’s made from paper pulp. A cardboard box gift bag wreath… really. In the spirit of 2020- I am inspired by the endless stream of cardboard boxes...
Glow and sparkle bark armature to celebrate the first signs of Autumn