Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Wedding welcome and direction sign
This is a perfect sign-post for a spring wedding. Created to look like it just grew there with some lavish flowers to add luxury.
Write (or burn) your directions on the arrow shaped wood pieces and drill holes into it so that you can hang it like a mobile.
Drill holes into the moss covered sticks and thread the line through.
Start from the bottom and work your way up, connecting the pieces of wood and sticks. Glue in a few more sticks.
Glue extra bits of moss and bark to the wood to make it look natural.
Glue in bits of reindeer moss, dried mushrooms and grape vine tendrils.
Keep adding elements while making sure the mobile remains balanced.
Make sure it is easy to read the arrow pieces.
With each piece pointing in the right direction.
And the line hanging securely.
Your mobile is now ready for some fresh flowers. I used fern fiddleheads and Arum lilies.
Glue in a few water filled tubes to keep the flowers hydrated and add the flowers
I use edible mushrooms in my designs. To preserve them I press a tiny stake into the base and let them air-dry.
Cover a Styrofoam shape with bark to create a bowl for a potted design
The flat surface of a piece of driftwood creates a base to design on
Glue bark to a Papier Maché and wire frame to create a pod shaped armature
When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.
My article and wedding direction board design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine
Place a water tube at an angle in lumber so that the Zantedeschia float just above the base to show off the delicate grass snippets scattered up the stem
The design for the cover of my book, the effortless floral craftsman, crafted from Fiddlehead Fern and Red Lipstick Hanging Heliconia.
Create a long lasting winter inspired floral design that looks like it is frozen in time.
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.
A cascade of orchids growing over a slice of wood. Easy to design... and even easier to maintain!
...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...
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.
Pull tab support for "canned" Calla lilies and bunny-tail grass.
This was my second two designs for my It's High Time for Tea Floral Craft and Art Demonstration at The Capilano Flower Arranging Club meeting.
My bark bowl design and tutorial featured in the Centrepiece Wedding Magazine
Sometimes you find such a beautiful plant that you just can't bring yourself to cut it. This design explores using the entire plant, pot and all, in a design