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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Spring Clean

Christine de Beer Spring Clean Floral Art Design.

White is timeless and calming

Spring clean floral art design.

and soothe the senses.

Cymbidium orchids tucked low into hatched Papier Mache Easter eggs.

Add the richness of natural texture,

Kyogi paper feathers on Hazel twigs.

the lightness of a feather,

Kalanchoe 'Calandiva Pink' blossoms in hatched Papier Mache Easter eggs.

the optimistic promise of spring

Christine de Beer Spring Clean Floral Art Design wood feather.

and you have clean luxury

Design Note: The tiny blossoms are Kalanchoe 'Calandiva Pink'. Tucked low in the paper eggs are a few Cymbidium orchids and the twigs are contorted hazel. The feathers are made from Kyogi or shaved wood.

Spring Clean design in the DIY Weddings Magazine.

Thank you DIY Weddings Magazine for featuring my design as part of your Spring Inspiration pages on your website.

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Tutorials

7 April 2012 Paste and cut Wooden Feathers

Wood glue makes wood veneer or Kyogi paper soft and playable to make feathers with

7 April 2012 Just Hatched Papier Mache Easter Eggs

Glue newsprint paper to balloons to make large egg shaped containers to design in

7 April 2012 A Neighbor friendly way to deflate a balloon

Apart from avoiding the noise popping a balloon makes this is also a less violent way to deflate a balloon when you make Papier Mache items

7 April 2012 Foam pin holder drying rack

This is a convenient way to keep flowers perfectly upright while you wait for glue to dry.

4 January 2011 Drinking straw "test tubes"

When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.

2 June 2011 Papier Mache

I save all the thin tissue paper or un-printed newsprint papers that are wrapped around the flowers that are delivered to me to make batches of Papier Mache with. These sheets...

22 May 2012 Bite and snap a sturdy twig

Break the sturdy twig on the scribe line.

Favourite Flowers

Cymbidium

Cymbidium, Boat Orchid

Hydrangea

Hydrangea, when cultivated as a cut flower rather as a plant it is often revered to as Hortensia

Ceropegia woodii

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

Related Designs

11 January 2017 As special as an almost never find

Sometimes you find such a beautiful plant that you just can't bring yourself to cut it. This design explores using the entire plant, pot and all, in a design

1 February 2017 Not yet Spring, Spring but a spring

Coil wire and grass to create a spring

18 October 2017 On the inside

For a softer autumn leaf pod turn the leaves so that the bright side faces in when making the pod.

28 March 2018 Walking on eggshells

Fill eggshells with moss to create an upright container... with a surprising balancing trick.

20 March 2019 It’s all ===> right

Hang a dangling eggshell in a Spring blossom design.