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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

A Gleaming Cotton Christmas

A Gleaming Cotton Christmas floral art design

Christmas trees all aglow

Cotton pods, bark and roses

Stockings are hung with care

Cotton pods

Stars brightly gleaming,

Roses, cotton and snowflake crystals

children are dreaming

Floral Christmas Stocking

That Santa soon will be there

Cotton pod

Snowflakes falling down, on every little town

Cotton and bark Christmas Stocking

A blanket of stars above...

Paul Anka - It's Christmas Everywhere (1960)

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Tutorials

21 December 2016 Bark Christmas Stocking

Cover a wire frame to create a Christmas stocking armature

21 December 2016 Add a Cotton pod Cuff to the Bark Christmas Stocking Armature

A fluffy cuff lines the top edge of the bark Christmas Stocking

4 January 2011 Drinking straw "test tubes"

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

8 July 2015 Using a pin to place tiny dew drop crystals

It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.

24 July 2012 Blow away hot glue strands

When you glue a structure with hot glue there are always a few stray strands of glue stuck all over the design. Blow it away with a hairdryer.

14 December 2016 Bark and Cotton Candy Cane

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

17 September 2014 Bark Bowl

Glue bark onto a bowl to create a dome shape

31 March 2011 Bark covered Wreath

Keep in mind that in order to make a realistic looking fantasy design element, such as the wreath, you must focus on how this item would grow in nature.

Favourite Flowers

Rosa

Rose

Related Designs

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

29 November 2011 Jack Frost’s Christmas stocking

I used wire, fishing line (mono-filament) and Phalaenopsis orchid roots to make a messy lace Christmas stocking and dressed the stocking with frost green Cymbidium orchids

14 December 2016 A Candy(cane) Cotton Christmas

A floral cotton candy cane

24 December 2014 Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

A bark Christmas stocking glued to a frame

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>

3 April 2011 Bark Wreath

I needed the wreath to be as light as possible to make sure it would "dance in the rain" on the flexible metal stand.