Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Syringe with tube
How to make theSyringe with tube
Easy way to fill test tubes
You can buy a syringe from a pharmacy and the tubes from a pet store (used in aquariums)
Heat the tube slightly with warm water and slide onto the syringe
Filling a drinking straw
Fill with water and add small flowers
Filling a test tube
Bottle and tube
When you need to fill a lot of test tubes really fast:
A larger version of the syringe and tube
It’s also a great way to recycle soda bottles
To commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee and the 20th Anniversary of Friends of Government House Gardens Society a Horticultural event was hosted in the gardens and...
My bag was woven from re-purposed wire and recycled fishing line and tiny stems of growing sweet pea plants and orchids
My RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015 Limelight Floral Art Design. My Limelight design was inspired by a slice of lime. But I wanted it to look like it was spun by a butterfly. I used...
Split a few bamboo sections to create a happy water source for miniature orchids
A closer look at my design at the 20th anniversary of Canada Blooms and The Toronto Flower Show
This was the fourth (and last) design I did in my "All things Autumn (by which I mean all things chocolate)" floral art demonstration
Criss-cross corset style connect the gaps in a Monstera deliciosa leaf
Glue a bunch of twigs inside a container to create a round stack
Stack two vases to create a small gap at the side to keep a leaf upright
Fill eggshells with moss to create an upright container... with a surprising balancing trick.
Stack a few glass containers and fill each with water to a different level.
A dried bundle of ripped flax hides a secret water source for the orchids
The design for the cover of my book, the effortless floral craftsman, crafted from Fiddlehead Fern and Red Lipstick Hanging Heliconia.
Tucked into the box with every advance copy of the book, the effortless floral craftsman is a packet of clips. This design and Tutorial is a bit of inspiration... what will you...
My Halloween design... with some scary stuff hidden if you can read between the leaves!
The first design I did for my book launch demonstration looking at aspects that influences my effortless style of designing.
My book launch demonstration was hosted by my flower-buddies from the Capilano Flower Arranging Club. We looked at what influences our own effortless style... that "thing" that...
The third design I did for my book launch demonstration looking at aspects that influences my effortless style of designing.
The last design I did for my book launch demonstration looking at aspects that influences my effortless style of designing... this week: often when we see a design element...
Filling a trumpet flower cup... with more flowers!
I would definitely describe my own personal style as minimalist classic... but with an edgy twist.
Hanging pumpkins and tiny vases to create a Autumn mobile floral design.
Ooooh! Am I excited to show you this design. It is an ordinary fishbowl vase... balanced on it's side.
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.
Connect small wreaths to create a pretty summer armature to arrange your flowers on.
A tranquil design that just takes a moment to do... when you need to take a moment to... breathe.
...ok not really that fancy- it’s made from paper pulp. A cardboard box Yule log… really. In the spirit of 2020- I am inspired by the endless stream of cardboard boxes being...
...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...
...ok not really that fancy- it’s paper pulp. Cardboard boxes, really. In the spirit of 2020- I am inspired by the endless stream of cardboard boxes being delivered. This week...
That good old double vase trick... but this time I deliberately added a bubble between the two layers to create a third circle in the design.
An... everything is moving... design. The tulips are growing and the small vine filled vase is bopping around in the water. And if you lean them against each other just right it...
A wire and twig permanent display basket with tiny water sources for a few fresh flowers that can be replaced as needed.
This is the second of my Christmas 2021 series of designs. This year in the form of a mini workshop… my Christmas present to you. Craft a three twig sphere snow man to proudly...
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...
Place a small fishbowl vase at an angle to look like it is pouring out flowers and twigs.
A cooling design for early summer days with swinging ripped grass and more than enough water for thirsty hydrangeas.
A take your time and mindfully craft a pretty design to celebrate the summer solstice- it is officially summer here in Canada.
Managed to find an utterly gorgeous branch... perfect contrast to the minimal orchids.