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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Wishing you a Light Touched Christmas

Wishing you a Light Touched Christmas floral art design

… they discovered a spider family living in the branches of their humble Christmas tree and decided to let them be.

Make a zero waste gift box from eucalyptus

Early the next morning,

Sustainable gift wrapping that is as precious as the gift

they woke up

Make no trash when wrapping Christmas gifts

and saw the grateful spiders had spun…

Natural alternative to gift wrapping

magical glittery garlands all throughout the Christmas tree’s branches.

How to make a plant based gift basket with a lid

And when they opened the windows,

Easy way to make gift baskets from plant material for nature lovers

their hearts filled with gratitude and joy

Gift basket for flower arrangers

for this unexpected gift,

Natural gift wrapping idea for floral designers

the first rays of sunlight touched the webs

A sustainable alternative to wasteful gift wrapping

and turned them into what looked every bit as precious

Designing for Christmas by Christine de Beer

as silver and gold...

How to weave a natural gift basket or box using plants from your garden

Merry Christmas… and if you need a bit of extra light today please know that I am lighting a candle for you.

*** Words inspired by The legend of the Christmas Spider (... and how tinsel appeared on Christmas trees)

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25 December 2019 Spin a tinsel and eucalyptus Christmas star gift basket

Spin and weave and curl and knot delicate strands throughout the gift box for a sustainable gift box that is as pretty as it is meaningful.

23 December 2015 Barely There Skeleton Leaf Gift Box

Skeleton leaves create a light and ethereal gift box

24 December 2012 Tiny Twig Christmas Treasure Trunk

Wire a small twig gift-box for Christmas presents

25 December 2013 Leaf snippet gift cube

Cover Styrofoam with leaf snippets to create a gift box design

20 December 2017 Twinkle and Pine Christmas Star

Use a cardboard shape to craft a simple wire Christmas star

12 June 2012 Sticky Shooting Star

Glue gypsophila sticks, flowers and dandelion seeds into a star shape

5 May 2011 Wire curls

curl wire to add to designs

Related Designs

8 December 2021 It’s the most… it’s the most... Jingle Patina Christmas of all!

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...

6 December 2023 A Very Merry Dark and Moody and bring it in from the Woods Trendy Christmas Cheer

From now to a bit after New Year's Eve I will show you my take on the trends for Christmas 2023. This week I start with natural styling with a handcrafted twig candy cane.

13 December 2023 A Very Merry Naked Tree and Woodland Woodsy and Oversized Flowers Trendy Christmas Cheer

From now to a bit after New Year's Eve I will show you my take on the trends for Christmas 2023. This week I am continuing with a garland bowl and a cone and twig reindeer.

20 December 2011 Our finest gifts we bring,

A small, all natural gift box woven from palm

23 December 2015 Dear Santa,

Gift boxes from skeleton leaves

24 December 2012 Please have snow… and presents under the tree

Wire a Tiny Twig Treasure Trunk for small Christmas gifts

25 December 2013 A gift for gifting

Christmas gift design

20 December 2017 A Very Merry Christmas Star

A wire Christmas star with a secret plan to hide the twinkle

11 June 2012 Wish Upon a Dandelion Star

A sticky shooting star made with gypsophila stems and fluffy dandelion seeds