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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

This is the Fragrance of November

This is the Fragrance of November floral art design.

Woody, wet bark and forgotten leaves

Autumn leaf and orchids

Fruity Citrus and apples so ripe they taste like burned sugary caramel

Twig and fall leaf floral art structure

Warm Spiced pumpkins slowly roasting in honey and nutmeg

Snip autumn leaves to twirl around the twigs

Cinnamon and splashes of rain on dirt that baked dry all summer

Fall leaf, twig and orchid design

Vanilla and coffee and the crisp bite of the first frost on a dark night

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Tutorials

6 November 2013 Leaf Swirls

Cut fall leaves to create continuous swirls

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...

1 November 2011 Weaving a twig wreath

For my design I wanted the wreath to look wind blown so I added a few loosely woven twigs into the weave. I also wanted to emphasize the autumn colours so I added a twirling...

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.

4 January 2011 Drinking straw "test tubes"

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

Related Designs

2 September 2015 Happy Dance

Split a few bamboo sections to create a happy water source for miniature orchids

21 October 2015 Watch the leaves turn

Roll autumn leaves to create a wreath

2 March 2016 Beginning

Glue a Midelino Cane Coil Globe Cup to display beautiful Gloriosa lilies

4 May 2016 Ring-a-round

Open a vine wreath to create a spiral twig armature around a glass container

17 August 2016 Strangeness

Weave a wreath to display air plants on

4 October 2017 Whipped up in the autumn breeze

Give a loosely woven wreath legs to stand on to hover lightly around a pumpkin

1 November 2017 A Round

Create a delicate design that rests lightly on the edge of a container

13 June 2018 Eat up!

A woven bubble for a carnivorous plant.

9 January 2019 Magical Craftsmanship

My article and winter white Tulle bridal basket design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine.

20 January 2011 The last Vine Wreath

Every designer knows how to stretch their supplies. We use and re-use our dried plant material until our fellow designers feel like hiding it from us. I formed such an...