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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Tail end of the story

Breaking news in the Forest Floor Newspaper … read all about it!!!
This morning the Mushrooms mushroomed right here on the forest floor

Tail end of the story floral design by Christine de Beer

The perfumed woody scent of the Tree (age 600)

Woodland floral design without floral foam

reported the incident from that place

Dry mushrooms to craft with

there where the Leafy Shadows always meets the cool Dark Dirt.

Tutorial for drying mushrooms to use in floral designs

“Bark” he said.

How to add short stem flowers to a flower arrangement

Tree goes further explaining

Sustainable floral design that cuts down on waste

he was told by the rain-soaked Mosses who were told by the uncoiling Ferns

Design a floral arrangement in a small bud vase

who saw it with their own fronds…

Unique and original floral design ideas for contemporary designers

the Mushrooms just lifted their caps… and mushroomed!

“It’s happened before,” said the Gnarly Roots. “We were there”.

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Tutorials

29 July 2020 Foxtail in a bud vase forest floor

Create a sturdy platform from bark to design an entire forest floor on a single foxtail fern frond

13 April 2012 Drying Mushrooms for Floral Art

I use edible mushrooms in my designs. To preserve them I press a tiny stake into the base and let them air-dry.

25 August 2011 Placing orchids in test tubes

Cut the Phalaenopsis orchid with a bit of green stem attached. This will make them last longer.

1 January 2020 Create a centerpiece foundation with lumber and the cellophane your flowers were wrapped in

A winter themed centerpiece with a secret water source (without a container or floral foam)

8 July 2015 Using a pin to place tiny dew drop crystals

It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.

6 March 2019 Snow puddle armature

Connect twigs with puddles of artificial snow to craft a winter armature for your flowers.

22 April 2015 Dowel ring flower holder for the most delicate of stems

The most delicate of stems often disappear in a design. this is an easy way to display really delicate flowering stems without overwhelming them

28 March 2018 Stacked eggshell containers that won't topple over.

Balance a stack of eggshells with a magnet for a tiny Easter design

15 March 2017 Wedding welcome and direction sign

Hang a twig and wood mobile at your weeding as a direction board

2 November 2016 Driftwood base for a floral foam pebble design

The flat surface of a piece of driftwood creates a base to design on

Favourite Flowers

Phalaenopsis

Phalaenopsis, Moth orchid

Ceropegia woodii

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

Lentinula edodes

Shiitake Mushrooms

Related Designs

13 April 2012 Spring Has Sprung!

The sprouts are sprouting and the bees are being and the birds are birding. Tempting as it is new growth is hard to condition. Hard, but not impossible

22 January 2013 It's High Time for Tea: from craft to art, taking a delicious floral journey with veneer techniques

This was my second two designs for my It's High Time for Tea Floral Craft and Art Demonstration at The Capilano Flower Arranging Club meeting.

24 June 2015 Staying connected

My article and a floral cell phone re-charge station design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

1 January 2020 How to freeze a wow moment

Create a long lasting winter inspired floral design that looks like it is frozen in time.

6 March 2019 It almost happened today!

Craft snow puddles to keep your flowers upright

22 April 2015 Toiling

Convert a dowel stick into a container for delicate flower stems

28 March 2018 Walking on eggshells

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

15 March 2017 Wedding Welcome

My article and wedding direction board design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

2 November 2016 Pick your poison

A Fun Halloween design with "poisonous mushrooms" tucked between the moss and petals