Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
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Happy Easter egg hunt, flower buddies.
Hope you will have a lovely Easter weekend. With enough sun… and shade… just the way you like it.
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An open egg shaped wreath for Easter styling
When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.
For this tutorial I focus on a simple weave pattern that does not require you to soften or prepare the leaves to be more durable or flexible. This is the starting point in...
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
Most leaves and foliage can be slightly manipulated to curve or curl.
Zero waste, all natural Easter craft design.
Weave a tiny nest with a twig hook so that you can hang it in a design
Grow wheatgrass to create a Spring patch of green for your mini Easter egg hunt.
This is the basic technique used in traditional Easter crafts to plait a crown of thorns.
Pierce eggshells to string it up for a delicate Spring design element.
An almost nest like design with a hidden water source.
Easy way to fill test tubes and easiest way to remove water from a vase
Give your woven grass a water source by designing the basket in a vase rather than placing the vase in a basket
My block design is shaped around a Styrofoam block. It is bulky but lightweight and a great way to reuse packaging.
When weaving a more labour intensive design you might want to/have to break for a few hours. This is the best way to keep the project from dying out too quickly.
Use the "over and under" weaving pattern to weave a round, upright hat with a flat top and no brim.
Weave a canopy or parachute shaped armature in a way that you can place the stems in two vases to keep it hydrated.
Wrap grass around a flat wire shape to create a delicate bridal basket design
so many techniques rolled into one rather pretty tulip nest. Perfect to celebrate new beginnings: Spring and my book birthday... and my online workshop!
Hide an egg inside a interwoven nest for a dainty Easter decoration design.
The first of my new monthly articles about growing the material you need to design with. This month we are taking stock of what we need... and growing wheatgrass.
A fun Spring and Easter design with stacked eggshells.
A bit of a wrong way round pretty Easter design. Put the basket weave inside the egg instead of putting the eggs in a basket.
A light and airy (no floral foam but still long lasting) floral design for those days that you are really, really looking for signs of Spring.
This week I am so excited to share my article and design that was published in the recent issue of the Floral Art Society of New Zealand's Academy Magazine for NZ qualified...
Weave a sphere from grass to catch a precious and exquisite and perfect glistening early autumn dew drop
My article and grass wedding basket design.
Luxuriously filled design... filled with flowers... filled with grass. But most fun, for us as designers filled with hidden techniques