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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

A Happy, Merry, Jolly (easy as that!) Eucalyptus Christmas wreath

A Happy, Merry, Jolly  (easy as that!) Eucalyptus wreath Christmas floral art design by Christine de Beer

Olaf: “Happy, merry, holly, jolly season's greetings here

A quick and easy eucalyptus wreath

I'm wondering what your family does at that time of year

Scandinavian style natural Christmas decorations

Love and joy and peace on Earth and tidings of good cheer

Natural and sustainable foam free flower arranging inspiration

Do you have tradition things

Decorate for Christmas with glass and crystal and natural waste free elements

For that time of year?...

Collect high quality Christmas decorations that last for a waste free Christmas

… So happy, merry yuletide carols, faithful friends are dear

Sustainable foam free floral design Tutorials

Thanks for sharing what you do

Designing with the Swarofski crystal star Christmas ornament 2019

At that time of year”
Lyrics from Olaf's Frozen Adventure

ps: Marius and I collect the annual Swarofski crystal snowflakes or star Christmas ornament to decorate our tree with. We have been doing so for years after falling in love with the original Swarofski Chrystal Christmas tree at the main train station in Zurich, Switzerland. The ornament in the design is the 2019 Swarofski crystal star designed by Elke Huber - it’s our tradition at this time of year.

... I'm wondering what your family does at that time of year

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Tutorials

18 December 2019 Here it is: the quickest, easiest Christmas wreath… ever!

My work is usually so labour intensive... this one came as a wonderful surprise... it really is both quick and easy to craft this wreath!

7 December 2011 Hang a wreath on a door without knocking nails into the door face

I use two methods (or a combination of both) to attach a wreath to a door.

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.

1 November 2011 Weaving a twig wreath

For my design I wanted the wreath to look wind blown so I added a few loosely woven twigs into the weave. I also wanted to emphasize the autumn colours so I added a twirling...

25 November 2015 Winter White Gyp Wreath

A dried wreath in winter white

4 November 2015 Bleached Baby’s Breath Wreath

Glue a radiating wreath from bleached Gyp

19 December 2018 Sparkling Eucalyptus Tabletop Christmas tree

Craft an ethereal Christmas tree from Eucalyptus leaves, twigs and sparkling snow flake crystals.

12 December 2012 Piled Pine Needle Tabletop Wreath

Use wood glue to make a light as air table top wreath from pine needles

12 December 2012 Eucalyptus Snow Flakes

Glue seeded eucalyptus snow flakes

13 December 2017 Long lasting bark and Kalanchoe sleigh

Kalanchoe flowers last weeks without a water source and is the perfect way to dress up a bark and silver bell sleigh

19 February 2013 Manipulating stems: Snapping at an angle, Bending, Spiraling, Curling and Straightening

Most stems, twigs and even sturdier branches can be bend into shapes. It takes practice and more than a bit of patience. The main idea is to slowly manipulate the branch without...

11 December 2019 Swirly Twirly Silver Dollar Eucalyptus baubles

Inspired by seedpods... Glue Silver Dollar Eucalyptus leaves into 3 dimensional Christmas decorations.

28 December 2016 A bark strip and fluffed cotton disk wreath

Cover a wreath frame with bark strips and fluffed out cotton

Related Designs

25 November 2015 So white

A dried Baby's breath and fresh orchid wreath

19 December 2018 Oh Florist-tree

Craft an Eucalyptus Christmas tree

12 December 2012 It's a swell time…

An exceptional moment frozen in time… 12:12:12 12/12/12

13 December 2017 Just hear those sleigh bells jingling

Craft a bark sleigh that will last for weeks.

11 December 2019 A Very Merry eucalyptus bauble Christmas!

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!

18 December 2012 So this is Christmas, I hope you had fun…

Capilano Flower Arranging Club Designing for Christmas Workshop: Yule log

28 December 2016 A Jingle Cotton Christmas

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