Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Christmas Kalanchoe, Kalanchöe or Kalanchoë
Depending on the species but mainly Southern Africa, Madagascar, Asia and Europe
There are more than 125 species with new hybrid plants being cultivated to withstand colder temperatures
White apricot, orange, red, pink and combinations of those colours
It is a succulent and will last well out of water
Ornamental rock gardens, terrariums or as growing designs. Flowers work well as body flower designs
Cold water shocks the growing plant and it will shrivel up. Remove the flowering stalks as they begin to fade. Let the plant dry out before watering.
A delicate winter decoration to add sparkle to those in between Christmas and New Years Eve days.
Soft and minimal glow lantern that you can make ahead of time to last all Festive Season.
A pretty way to warm up your living space with the luxurious velvet texture you find on the underside of Magnolia leaves.
A snowy Christmas scene crafted from a handful of twigs... and a few kalanchoe flowers.
A twig sleigh... to collect your twig Christmas tree, of course!
A fuzzy wool and twig snowflake that starts out as a handful of candy canes.
A wool and twig snowflake design (made from candy canes!) that will last the entire Festive Season.
A snowflake covered design that will hang on to well past Christmas.
A little bit of effort... that will last for weeks design to hang about the whole Festive Season.
Long lasting berries, magnolia leaves and succulent (kalanchoe) flowers that can remain without any water or maintenance for... well... all the way to Christmas!
A little bit of effort... that will last for weeks design to roll us in to the Festive Season.
Snowfall twigs with a light glow garland for a minimal winter display
Step up the flip-flop design by decorating it with some long lasting succulent flowers. It might look delicate... but these flowers are robust and long lasting.
Fake an early Spring by crafting a long lasting stick bundle that has a blossoming branch of succulent flowers.
A bundle of twigs armature to create a pretend Spring design for a snowy morning.
Not only will your home smell wonderful while crafting this design you will also have a ethereal and long lasting design to enjoy.
An easy and naturally fragrant winter white candle decoration to bring nature into your house this Christmas.
Celebrating my book launch by knotting floral mittens using the design Tutorial from my book and the template from the free gift template booklet.
Snip open a Physalis pod to create a cavity for delicate floral details.
This week we are looking at the contents pages of my book... but more specifically at the sweet little pod design on the content page of my book.
My article and floral wand design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine
Kalanchoe flowers last weeks without a water source and is the perfect way to dress up a bark and silver bell sleigh
Craft a bark sleigh that will last for weeks.
Reshape a vine wreath into smaller wreaths to combine as a pumpkin
Rip the New Zealand flax to create a delicate fiber 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
Wrap a ribbon around an up-cycled plastic ring for the most comfortable wrist corsage
Design Three from my Inspiration Video: Use the same floral ingredients, willow twigs, Lichen, Spanish Moss, Kalanchoe and Gypsophila to make three distinctly different...
Design Two from my Inspiration Video: Use the same floral ingredients, willow twigs, Lichen, Spanish Moss, Kalanchoe and Gypsophila to make three distinctly different contemporary...
Design One from my Inspiration Video: Use the same floral ingredients, willow twigs, Lichen, Spanish Moss, Kalanchoe and Gypsophila to make three distinctly different contemporary...
My article and flower girl net basket design featured in the Red! issue of DIY Weddings Magazine