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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

So this is Christmas, I hope you had fun…

Bark filled with gyp.

So this is Christmas

Hang a few baubles from mossy twigs.

and what have you done

Gypsophila and bark Yule log

another year's over

Mossy twigs and baubles.

and a new one's begun

Rosary vine curl over the design

and so this is Christmas

Rest a hazel branch over the bark.

I hope you had fun

Wire to hang baubles from.

the near and the dear one

Baby’s breath, bark, hazel and rosary vine winter Christmas

the old and the young

So this is Christmas, I hope you had fun floral art design.

A Merry, Merry Christmas…

Title from "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" is a song written by John Lennon and Yoko Ono and released in 1971

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Tutorials

18 December 2012 Fill hollow bark with test tubes

Glue tiny sections of pipe to the bark to fill as a water source for the fresh flower material

18 December 2012 Wire hooks for baubles

Bend thin decorative wire to create hooks to hang baubles or design details

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

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.

Favourite Flowers

Gypsophila

Baby’s breath, soap wort, Gyp, Gypsophila

Ceropegia woodii

Rosary vine, Chain of Hearts, Collar of hearts and String of hearts

Related Designs

25 November 2015 So white

A dried Baby's breath and fresh orchid wreath

17 May 2017 Nobody move!

Weave a small basket with a lid to keep fluffy treasures in

6 December 2017 While I sing of beauty's treasure

Glue the most delicate twig table top Christmas tree

13 December 2017 Just hear those sleigh bells jingling

Craft a bark sleigh that will last for weeks.

20 December 2017 A Very Merry Christmas Star

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