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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Kalanchoe - Christmas Kalanchoe, Kalanchöe or Kalanchoë

Kalanchoe

Kalanchoe 'Calandiva Pink' flowers arranged in my tiny fridge magnet for my In a nutshell design

Common name

Christmas Kalanchoe, Kalanchöe or Kalanchoë

Origin

Depending on the species but mainly Southern Africa, Madagascar, Asia and Europe

Varieties

There are more than 125 species with new hybrid plants being cultivated to withstand colder temperatures

Colors

White apricot, orange, red, pink and combinations of those colours

Vase life

It is a succulent and will last well out of water

Scent

Uses

Ornamental rock gardens, terrariums or as growing designs. Flowers work well as body flower designs

Conditioning

Cold water shocks the growing plant and it will shrivel up. Remove the flowering stalks as they begin to fade. Let the plant dry out before watering.

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Related Designs

4 December 2019 Eucalyptus collar for a snow-covered Christmas candle

Not only will your home smell wonderful while crafting this design you will also have a ethereal and long lasting design to enjoy.

4 December 2019 A Very Merry eucalyptus-collar-candle Christmas!

An easy and naturally fragrant winter white candle decoration to bring nature into your house this Christmas.

7 November 2018 Book Launch Day!

Oh yes! Today is officially my book launch day!

7 November 2018 Ripped Flax Mittens

Knot delicate floral mittens from flax.

7 November 2018 Grab your party mittens, flower buds… it’s Book Launch Day!

Celebrating my book launch by knotting floral mittens using the design Tutorial from my book and the template from the free gift template booklet.

3 October 2018 Inside Pod Designing

Snip open a Physalis pod to create a cavity for delicate floral details.

3 October 2018 But what’s inside?

This week we are looking at the contents pages of my book... but more specifically at the sweet little pod design on the content page of my book.

10 January 2018 Long lasting flower wand

Create a long lasting wand with Kalachoe.

10 January 2018 Let some magic find you

My article and floral wand design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

27 December 2017 Pine NeedleTube

Glue pine needles to a up-cycled disk to create a winter scene

27 December 2017 Can it be?

Craft a pine tube to display a soft and snow filled winter scene

13 December 2017 Long lasting bark and Kalanchoe sleigh

Kalanchoe flowers last weeks without a water source and is the perfect way to dress up a bark and silver bell sleigh

13 December 2017 Just hear those sleigh bells jingling

Craft a bark sleigh that will last for weeks.

27 September 2017 Tendril vine Wreath Pumpkin

Reshape a vine wreath into smaller wreaths to combine as a pumpkin

27 September 2017 As tendrils tend to do

Curl a wreath with tendrils to create a twig-pumpkin

23 August 2017 Twirl a ripped Phormium pumpkin pod

Rip the New Zealand flax to create a delicate fiber armature

23 August 2017 Almost is still not quite

Weave just a hint of the Autumn to come

16 December 2015 Christmas Waves

Twist a Kalanchoe and Ivy vine Christmas tree mobile

2 December 2015 Silver bell Christmas Greenery kissing ball

Use delicate sprigs of cypress or juniper, fir, pine, eucalyptus, ivy or a combination of them all to create a winter themed kissing bough

2 December 2015 Stacking the odds in your favour

Cover a wire frame for a winter kissing bough.

5 August 2015 Wear it Well

Wrap a ribbon around an up-cycled plastic ring for the most comfortable wrist corsage

13 May 2015 Encased

Design Three from my Inspiration Video: Use the same floral ingredients, willow twigs, Lichen, Spanish Moss, Kalanchoe and Gypsophila to make three distinctly different...

6 May 2015 Tape and Wrap

Design Two from my Inspiration Video: Use the same floral ingredients, willow twigs, Lichen, Spanish Moss, Kalanchoe and Gypsophila to make three distinctly different contemporary...

30 April 2015 Layer

Design One from my Inspiration Video: Use the same floral ingredients, willow twigs, Lichen, Spanish Moss, Kalanchoe and Gypsophila to make three distinctly different contemporary...

4 December 2013 Flower Girl Red Net Basket

Weave a twig wreath for an easy net basket

4 December 2013 Red, Redder, Reddest!

My article and flower girl net basket design featured in the Red!issue of <strong>DIY Weddings Magazine</strong>

19 April 2012 In a nutshell

Sunday April 22 is Earth day and a tiny floral fridge magnet is a wonderful reminder of just how beautiful our planet is.