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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Feeling Funky

Competition Design in Durbanville, Western Cape, South Africa

Floral Art Competition Feeling Funky

I wove vine wreaths to form a pyramid, one just slightly larger than the next. In the natural cavities between the wreaths I placed the roses and lisianthus in plastic covered Oasis to fit snugly.

Feeling Funky- Floral Art Competition note

Feeling Funky- Floral Art Competition note

Floral Art design using wreaths

Floral Art Designs

Every week I add a new design with related tutorials. Be sure to subscribe to receive an email notification with design inspiration.

Tutorials

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...

1 June 2011 Lining containers to make them waterproof

If you use Papier Mache, terracotta or clay or any precious container that might scratch, rust, or discolour or disintegrate when it's in prolonged contact with water it is best...

Favourite Flowers

Rosa

Rose

Eustoma

Lisianthus, Texan Poppy, Texas Bluebell, Tulip Gentian, Prairie Gentian

Related Designs

20 January 2011 The last Vine Wreath

Every designer knows how to stretch their supplies. We use and re-use our dried plant material until our fellow designers feel like hiding it from us. I formed such an...

4 May 2016 Ring-a-round

Open a vine wreath to create a spiral twig armature around a glass container

7 September 2016 You are all invited!

My article and Willow Crown design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

19 October 2016 There are Octobers

Autumn wreath

16 November 2016 All things Autumn (by which I mean all things chocolate): Snipped into Sections

This was the second design I did in my "All things Autumn (by which I mean all things chocolate)" floral art demonstration

11 April 2017 Well… we did it again!

Blossoms and chocolates for Easter

24 May 2017 Link

weave a few wreaths to link

27 September 2017 As tendrils tend to do

Curl a wreath with tendrils to create a twig-pumpkin

4 October 2017 Whipped up in the autumn breeze

Give a loosely woven wreath legs to stand on to hover lightly around a pumpkin

21 March 2018 Bring some Spring

Just like the weather is only hinting at spring, so is this design only hinting at being a basket