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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

A Candy(cane) Cotton Christmas

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Frosted window panes

Cotton roses and bark candy cane

Candles gleaming inside

Cotton pod and bauble

Painted candy canes on the tree

Roses and air plants candy cane design

Santa's on his way

Cotton pod

He's filled his sleigh with things

Floral Candy Cane

Things for you and for me...

"The Christmas Waltz" is a Christmas song that was written by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne for Frank Sinatra, who recorded it in 1954

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Tutorials

14 December 2016 Bark and Cotton Candy Cane

Cover a cardboard shape in cotton and bark to create a floral armature

4 January 2011 Drinking straw "test tubes"

When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.

9 July 2014 Designing with Tillandsia

Air plants need special design consederations

1 February 2011 Felt

How to tangle wool into felt and make pebbles, felt strips and test tube covers

18 December 2012 Wire hooks for baubles

Bend thin decorative wire to create hooks to hang baubles or design details

10 July 2012 Bark covered heart

Cover cardboard with bark to create a heart shaped log

22 January 2013 Bark Veneer Cardboard Floral Cake

Glue a stack of cardboard circles to create a log-like floral cake

19 August 2015 Bark pod for growing a Pearl Oyster mushroom mini farm

Glue bark to a Papier Maché and wire frame to create a pod shaped armature

2 June 2011 Papier Mache

I save all the thin tissue paper or un-printed newsprint papers that are wrapped around the flowers that are delivered to me to make batches of Papier Mache with. These sheets...

9 July 2014 Taking care of Tillandsia

Conditioning and growing air plants

Favourite Flowers

Rosa

Rose

Tillandsia

Air plants

Related Designs

21 December 2016 A Gleaming Cotton Christmas

Glue bark to a wire frame to create a Christmas stocking armature

28 December 2016 A Jingle Cotton Christmas

Cover a wreath frame with bark and cotton for a textured Christmas wreath design

6 December 2017 While I sing of beauty's treasure

Glue the most delicate twig table top Christmas tree

13 December 2017 Just hear those sleigh bells jingling

Craft a bark sleigh that will last for weeks.

19 December 2018 Oh Florist-tree

Craft an Eucalyptus Christmas tree

10 July 2012 Sticktoitness

Glue a heart shaped design made from bark and wood.

12 August 2012 A Twist on Tradition

August is the month for retail florists and wholesalers to start designing, ordering and preparing their product range for the Christmas and Festive Season. This is my article...

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

Wire a Tiny Twig Treasure Trunk for small Christmas gifts

22 January 2013 It's High Time for Tea: from craft to art, taking a delicious floral journey with veneer techniques

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</a></strong><br><br>

24 July 2013 Getting into the competitive spirit of things

Retail florists and wholesalers are already designing, ordering and preparing their product range for Christmas. This is my article that I wrote for the Christmas Design Issue of...

19 August 2015 Growth Medium

Design a bark and moss pod for a mushroom mini farm