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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

A Twirl

A Twirl A Gif

Give it a...

A Twirl floral art design

... twirl,

Tillandsia Usneoides chandelier.

spin,

Tillandsia Usneoides and Cymbidium

a turn, a pivot, a swivel, a twist,

Tillandsia Usneoides and Cymbidium and vine tendrils

to gently revolve,

Hanging Tillandsia Usneoides and Cymbidium and vine tendrils

and rotate

Tillandsia Usneoides and Cymbidium chandelier

and whirl.

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Tutorials

28 December 2011 Macramé inspired hanging test tubes

When I hang these delicate glass bubbles I want to make sure they are really secure. By slipping them into Macramé inspired knots they are not only hanging securely but the...

29 March 2017 Three Tier Wire Ring Chandelier

Bend and weave three wire wreaths to string up as an air plant chandelier

22 February 2012 Coiled Grass Armature

Connect grass covered wire rings with short reed sections to create a natural looking Floral Art armature

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...

24 April 2013 Macramé hanging vases

Knot wool to create a catch to hang tiny bud vases from

8 August 2012 Stringing wool and Spanish moss

Create veil of wool and Spanish moss

25 August 2011 Placing orchids in test tubes

Cut the Phalaenopsis orchid with a bit of green stem attached. This will make them last longer.

7 September 2016 Willow flower crown

Loosely weave willow tips to create an ethereal crown

17 August 2016 Hanging Tillandsia

There are many ways to hang your air plants in a design. In this Tutorial I explore three

9 July 2014 Designing with Tillandsia

Air plants need special design consederations

4 May 2016 Loosened Wreath Armature

Snip a dried twig wreath to undo the spirals to hang around a glass container

9 July 2014 Taking care of Tillandsia

Conditioning and growing air plants

Favourite Flowers

Cymbidium

Cymbidium, Boat Orchid

Tillandsia Usneoides

Spanish moss, Florida moss, long moss, or graybeard

Related Designs

24 January 2018 How to make a stack of just enough:

Stack two vases to create a small gap at the side to keep a leaf upright

10 April 2019 Just Like Wisteria Rain

Craft a ethereal design from twigs and wisteria flowers

3 July 2019 Taking a Breather

A relaxing summer design that spins gently in the wind

23 March 2016 Celebrate!

A closer look at my design at the 20th anniversary of Canada Blooms and The Toronto Flower Show

28 December 2011 Bubbly New Year’s Sparklers

Delicate glass bubbles filled with the midnight blue African violet flowers, purple ornamental capsicum and spilling down the design are a few stems of rosary vine

8 August 2012 Stringing in the rain

A veil of green wool, Spanish moss and dried hydrangeas hang over white lilies

26 June 2012 Diamond Jubilee Waterfall

To commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee and the 20th Anniversary of Friends of Government House Gardens Society a Horticultural event was hosted in the gardens and...

14 September 2016 Hang on!

Macrame inspired handing seahorse vases

7 September 2016 You are all invited!

My article and Willow Crown design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

17 August 2016 Strangeness

Weave a wreath to display air plants on