Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Butterfly hairclip claws to hold twigs in place while glue dries
Butterfly hair clips are the perfect little claws to help you hold tiny items in place while you wait for glue to dry
Clip out the inside pins from small butterfly hair clips to create small claws to help you hold tiny objects in place while you wait for glue to dry
I also claw the objects just the way I need them and then glue.
Slip twigs or wire in between the claws to be held upright
I use these bright glittered pink claws so that they really stand out and I wont accidentally forget one in the design. I also have a few brown, green and sap green claws for designs where I want to leave the claws as support. These butterfly claws are also great to support creeping plants and orchid flower spikes
This contorted hazel twig reminded me of an ancient and wise bonsai tree. It definitely has a story of its own to tell. I wanted to capture that in my design. All it needed was...
I wanted my Hazel twig wreath to look like forest filigree: mysteriously overgrown, tangled with age and dappled with moss and lichen. The wreath is also dressed with fresh and...
Time Saving Tips and Article in the Canadian Florist Magazine
My article looking at contrasts and 6 winter lantern designs featured in the DIY Wedding Magazine
Capilano Flower Arranging Club Designing for Christmas Workshop: Yule log
My article and lace fine wreath design featured in the Autumn issue of DIY Weddings Magazine
Glue a fantasy forest from Popsicle sticks, grape vine tendrils and willow tips
Hoard a few acorns in the fork of a twig to show off a single oncidium orchid.
Glue the most delicate twig table top Christmas tree
Craft a bark sleigh that will last for weeks.
A Merry Christmas Twig Snowflake
Craft a willow heart to display 12 red roses to celebrate Valentine's Day.
Have you heard? I have wonderful news this week. Oh! and I also have this pretty grapevine armature shaped like the petals of an open rose to show you. But... Have you heard...
Soft minimal... this is exactly the kind of design I place in our apartment. Use a few fall treasures picked up on a walk and add a copper leaf to up the effort and love you add...
A visual breather from all the bright and festive designs to come when designing for Autumn.
For this year's Christmas tree I wired and glued a wild and wintry twig armature... but... these little eucalyptus baubles are just the cutest!
A flat-lay to celebrate finally finding the perfect way to dry passion fruit flowers... and my book's first birthday but mostly the drying of passion fruit flowers thing.
Wire dried pepper berries to a wreath with super fancy flat wire (okay... it's the humble wire from a copper pot scrubber but it still looks fancy!)
Using dried floral material is so trendy right now. But the longer lasting the design elements the more effort you have to put in to stop it from looking lifeless.
Getting the balance just so... so that you lean into the first sights of Autumn.