Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Forest Filigree Christmas Wreath
Christmas Flower Trends 2011
A Contemporary twist on Traditional Christmas Style details
I wanted my Hazel twig wreath to look like forest filigree: mysteriously overgrown, tangled with age and dappled with moss and lichen.
A bit of a ghost of Christmas past, as if its been left outside in the garden for years.
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...
and impatiently waits to catch a few glistening snowflakes.
Yes, I am indeed dreaming of a white Christmas... Its rare, I know, but still.
Butterfly hair clips are the perfect little claws to help you hold tiny items in place while you wait for glue to dry
This wreath is not woven but glued to create a see-through forest filigree
I use two methods (or a combination of both) to attach a wreath to a door.
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.
This is my article that I wrote for the Valentine's Design Issue of Canadian Florist Magazine
My article and Willow Crown design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine
Glue the most delicate twig table top Christmas tree
A wire Christmas star with a secret plan to hide the twinkle
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