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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Parallel Hang Ups

Parallel Hang Ups flower arrangement by Christine de Beer

Ok, you hang up first…

Hundreds of unique Sustainable floral design techniques and ideas

No, you hang up…

Quick and easy all natural Valentine's Day hearts woven from grass

No… you

Zero waste floral styling ideas for interior decorating

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Zero waste floral styling ideas for interior decorating

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Styling with plants and flowers

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Weaving heart shapes with palm leaves or grass

… let’s count to three and then we both hang up…

Bringing bits of nature into your interior for interior styling

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Have a fantastic Valentine’s Day everyone!

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Tutorials

12 February 2020 Manipulate Blossoming Twigs To Hang Fluttering Woven Grass Hearts

These peach blossom branches needed only the tiniest bit of help to frame the woven hearts to perfection.

10 September 2012 Braid a Celtic heart knot

Braid or knot a traditional Celtic heart with foliage

22 May 2012 Bite and snap a sturdy twig

Break the sturdy twig on the scribe line.

15 April 2015 Stretching leaves and foliage into a ringlet curl

Most leaves and foliage can be slightly manipulated to curve or curl.

28 February 2018 Marching winter frosted twig and freesia stack

Frost a few twigs to craft a delicate armature for fragrant freesias

4 December 2013 Large wax snowflakes

Artificial snow can be very "chemical" and flowers deteriorate quickly when exposed to it. It also dissolves in water. I use candle wax as "snow"

8 January 2014 Twig Tumbler

Wire and glue a stack of sticks into a cylindrical or tube shape

22 January 2014 That good old double vase trick

Create a dry layer by placing a smaller vase inside the larger vase

9 December 2015 Scalable twig and Phalaenopsis orchid winterscape panel

This design can easily scale up or down by using larger or smaller pieces of wood to create a larger wall panel or make a few of these panels to stack as tiles to create a more...

10 February 2016 Free Standing Twig and Wire Heart Armature

Bend wires and fill in the gabs with Stillingia twigs to make a delicate heart armature

11 February 2015 Willow Heart Wand

6 February 2019 Winter White Twig Screen

Glue twigs to screen delicate flowers for a wintry design.

13 February 2019 Willow and Rose heart armature

Weave willow stems into a heart shaped armature.

7 February 2012 Moss Heart

Biodegradable copper mesh makes the perfect shape to fill with moss to grow tiny stem plants

14 February 2018 Wire two Equisetum shoots into a heart

A wire in the hollow cavity inside a shoot of equisetum makes it easy to manipulate into a heart

Related Designs

28 February 2018 March Days

Line up a few frosted twigs to march across a shallow container

8 January 2014 It's stick season!

Snap and stack an glue a few twigs to create a lace like armature

22 January 2014 How do you do?

Snow and twigs winter design

9 December 2015 On a Grand Scale

My article and a floral panel design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

10 February 2016 Be My Twig-Heart

Glue an upright twig heart for a freestanding Valentine's display

10 September 2012 Tying the knot

Gypsophilla design with Celtic love knots featured in the DIY Wedding Magazine

11 February 2015 Love Spell

Weave willow to create a heart shaped wand design

6 February 2019 Tread softly on winter

A delicate winter twig armature to show off the delicate beauty of these early spring coloured tulips.

13 February 2019 Pick Love

Craft a willow heart to display 12 red roses to celebrate Valentine's Day.

7 February 2012 Grow Love

Love grows!

14 February 2018 Two Are

Equisetum Valentine's hearts