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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

A little bit of Art and Soul

A little bit of Art and Soul floral art design.

It’s not just the little bit of sticks, twigs, leaves and flowers that make up a design.

A hazel twig crosses through the design.

There is also a touch of something…

A little bit of Art and Soul.

Something much less tangible,

Roses in the twig roundabout.

something added that is so part of the designer

Roses nestles into the round shape.

that it changes a little bit into a whole lot!

Featured as Fabulous Florist on Flirty Fleurs.

Thanks Alicia for the interview and featuring my design work on Flirty Fleurs!

Alicia Schwede is a well-known florist designing beautiful floral details in Denver, Colorado, USA. You can visit her blog Bella Fiori

Note: "Give a little bit of Heart and Soul" is an 80’s song by British pop band T'Pau

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Tutorials

24 July 2012 Stacked Twig Roundabout

This is a great way to use all those bits of twigs and sticks in your design room to make a floral armature

22 May 2012 Bite and snap a sturdy twig

Break the sturdy twig on the scribe line.

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.

4 January 2011 Drinking straw "test tubes"

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

Related Designs

21 October 2015 Watch the leaves turn

Roll autumn leaves to create a wreath

28 October 2015 On Pumpkin Coloured Days

Create a besom broom to sweep up those Autumn leaves

12 July 2017 Sparkler

A radiating twig design

6 September 2017 One of those difficult questions

Glue a bunch of twigs inside a container to create a round stack

17 July 2019 … and... a bit more... effort… to make it special

Instead of just placing a handful of twigs and two stems of sweet peas in a vase... why not...?

6 September 2011 When Autumn Fall

Autumn leaf composite flower

28 February 2012 Design-time saving tip sheet for a demanding Mother’s Day

Time Saving Tips and Article in the Canadian Florist Magazine

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

20 December 2011 Our finest gifts we bring,

A small, all natural gift box woven from palm

11 April 2011 Veiled Sunshine:50th Anniversary of the South African Orchid Society at the Cape Town Convention Centre.

Bright and sunny cymbidium orchids and roses, lilies, lisianthus and pincushions

5 January 2012 Designing Your Way to Profits

Floral Craftsmanship Article in the Canadian Florist Magazine

15 February 2012 Blue Harlequin

A small hand held design as an alternative to a corsage.