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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Forest Filigree Christmas Wreath

Forest Filigree Christmas wreath floral art design

I wanted my Hazel twig wreath to look like forest filigree: mysteriously overgrown, tangled with age and dappled with moss and lichen.

Forest Filigree Christmas wreath with moss and lichen

A bit of a ghost of Christmas past, as if its been left outside in the garden for years.

Hazel twig wreath

Over the coming Festive weeks it will only look prettier as the lichen and moss grows and it weathers from being exposed to the elements...

Forest Filigree Christmas wreath glued from hazel twigs and moss

and impatiently waits to catch a few glistening snowflakes.

Glistening winter wreath

Yes, I am indeed dreaming of a white Christmas... Its rare, I know, but still.

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Tutorials

18 January 2012 Butterfly hairclip claws to hold twigs in place while glue dries

Butterfly hair clips are the perfect little claws to help you hold tiny items in place while you wait for glue to dry

22 May 2012 Bite and snap a sturdy twig

Break the sturdy twig on the scribe line.

7 December 2011 Glue a forest filigree twig wreath

This wreath is not woven but glued to create a see-through forest filigree

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.

7 December 2011 Encouraging Moss and Lichen to grow on a design

This time of year is best for starting a moss garden. It needs to be cool and wet. Lichen and moss becomes dormant when it is too hot and dry.

Related Designs

15 January 2014 Love at second sight

This is my article that I wrote for the Valentine's Design Issue of Canadian Florist Magazine

26 August 2015 Bent

Weave a wreath from sweetpea stems and tendrils

11 May 2016 Pour

Glue a twig vase and melt some plastic to create a tumbling design

7 September 2016 You are all invited!

My article and Willow Crown design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

24 May 2017 Link

weave a few wreaths to link

12 July 2017 Sparkler

A radiating twig design

6 December 2017 While I sing of beauty's treasure

Glue the most delicate twig table top Christmas tree

20 December 2017 A Very Merry Christmas Star

A wire Christmas star with a secret plan to hide the twinkle

7 February 2018 Up around the bend

Bend Equisetum into curves to wire into an open wreath shape

15 May 2019 Heard it through the grapevine?

Have you heard? I have wonderful news this week. Oh! and I also have this pretty grapevine armature shaped like the petals of an open rose to show you. But... Have you heard...