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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

There once was a bat called Tequila, a Halloween story

There once was a bat called Tequila, a Halloween story floral art design

That awkward moment

Arrange twigs to create an easy floating Halloween design

when you unpack

Sustainable and foam free halloween flower arranging

your decorations

Easy and inexpensive way to create an original halloween decoration

and you realize

Zero waste all natural and sustainable halloween decoration

the bat

Craft with nature for halloween

in last year’s

Diy how to make a bat skeleton from twigs

Halloween decorations…

Craft with sticks and leaves to decorate for halloween

might have been real

How did the bat get its name? Fun bat fact: Tequila is produced from the blue agave... and it's the lesser long-nosed bat that pollinates it's flowers.

Have a fun Halloween!

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Tutorials

30 October 2019 Bat Skeleton crafted from twigs

Eerie! Because you use what is there already in the twigs this skeleton looks rather... realistic!

30 October 2019 Levitating Halloween tree with roots

Cut a slit in the branches, at the root side to suspend it over the vases rather than in the vases.

28 March 2011 Spinning a Hot Glue Spider Web or silk for a Floral Cocoon

How to spin (and remove) hot glue spider web or floral cocoon

1 February 2012 Love Bug

Heart shaped rosery vine and pine love bug

29 September 2011 Twig and skeleton leaf Stick Insect

Made from dried cherry twigs and a skeleton leaf.

19 February 2013 Manipulating stems: Snapping at an angle, Bending, Spiraling, Curling and Straightening

Most stems, twigs and even sturdier branches can be bend into shapes. It takes practice and more than a bit of patience. The main idea is to slowly manipulate the branch without...

22 May 2012 Bite and snap a sturdy twig

Break the sturdy twig on the scribe line.

31 October 2017 Physalis Pod Stick-man

Glue twigs into a stick man for a Halloween design

6 November 2012 Stalk and Husk Scarecrow

Use husks or dried leaves to make a scarecrow or doll

28 October 2015 Besom Broom

The word ‘Besom’ derives from the old English ‘besma’ meaning ‘bundle of twigs’.

Favourite Flowers

Ceropegia woodii

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

Passiflora

Granadilla, passionflower, passion vines

Related Designs

29 September 2011 Pick-Up Sticks

A twig and stick design with sweet dumpling pumpkins and rosary vine (Ceropegia woodii). I also made a cherry twig and skeleton leaf Stick Insect

31 October 2017 Mr Twig-or-cheat

An extra Almost-a-Design for Halloween this year

6 November 2012 Mr. Stalk, the Seriously Terrifying Scarecrow, on his Day Off

An easy going design of ripped grass and calla lilies. But look a bit closer. See if you can find Mr. Stalk relaxing somewhere between the blades of grass.

27 July 2016 Too Hot!

Leaning floral stems to stand on their own in a shallow container

28 October 2015 On Pumpkin Coloured Days

Create a besom broom to sweep up those Autumn leaves

26 April 2017 In no time at all

Hana-Kubari twig armature

26 October 2016 Harvest Moon

Fold a fine twig wreath in half to create a moon shaped armature

29 October 2014 Frightfully Pretty

Weave a single strand Spanish Moss spider web

2 May 2018 Over the rainbow

Craft a radiating design that suspends from the orchid stems