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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Mr. Stalk, the Seriously Terrifying Scarecrow, on his Day Off

Mr. Stalk, the Seriously Terrifying Scarecrow, on his Day Off floral art design

Here is the thing, you see,

Scarecrow made from stalks and leaves.

-and this we must remember-

Mr Stalk reading a book in the field of flowing grass.

things are almost never

Stalk and leaf scarecrow.

and hardly ever

Calla lillies curl over the woven grass.

quite as terrifying as they seem…

Mr. Stalk, the Seriously Terrifying Scarecrow, on his Day Off.

With Halloween over and done, remember to take a breather before all the jolly designing for Christmas!

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Tutorials

6 November 2012 Stalk and Husk Scarecrow

Use husks or dried leaves to make a scarecrow or doll

14 January 2011 Ripping Flax

Flax can be ripped into fibres creating long and versatile strips

6 November 2012 Ripped Grass Frame

Create a sheltered or veiled design by framing the outer edge of your armature (in this case thick cardboard) with long strands of grass

Favourite Flowers

Zantedeschia

Calla Lily, Arum Lily

Related Designs

25 May 2016 Half the Fun

Cut a cabbage to create a design platform

4 January 2017 New Year's Wreath

Decorate an artificial wreath with fresh flowers and frosted twigs

23 August 2017 Almost is still not quite

Weave just a hint of the Autumn to come

30 August 2017 If

Place a water tube at an angle in lumber so that the Zantedeschia float just above the base to show off the delicate grass snippets scattered up the stem

31 October 2017 Mr Twig-or-cheat

An extra Almost-a-Design for Halloween this year

31 October 2018 Scary stuff!

My Halloween design... with some scary stuff hidden if you can read between the leaves!

28 August 2019 But... what are you Like?

A fun design... with a hula skirt (...for the cool summer breeze to arrange and rearrange)