My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Eucalyptus tinsel garland

Cut seeded Eucalyptus into snippets

Cut seeded Eucalyptus into snippets

Hook wire through the eucalyptus and twirl it around the stem

Hook wire through the eucalyptus and twirl it around the stem.

Place a second stem so that the stems overlap.

Place a second stem so that the stems overlap.

Wrap the wire around the stem

Wrap the wire around the stem to create a continues strand or garland.

Continue to add stems

Continue to add stems. I wanted to give my garland a more natural look so I added less eucalyptus stems to the beginning (and the end) of the strand...

Create a more lush garland in the middle.

Add more eucalyptus to create a lush garland in the middle section of the garland to mimic nature.

Continue to wire in Eucalyptus

Continue to wire in Eucalyptus to craft a long garland.

Taper the end of the garland

Taper the end of the garland by adding the last snippet in the reverse direction with the end stem pointing into the garland.

Wire the stems to secure

Wire the stems to secure.

Drape thin tinsel around the garland

Drape thin tinsel around the garland.

Add a bit of artificial snow to the garland

Add a bit of artificial snow to the garland.

See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to add artificial snow to your design.

Drape more tinsel over the garland

Drape more tinsel over the garland.. it's New Year!

Set the garland aside so that the glue can dry completely

Set the garland aside so that the glue can dry completely...

Before shaping it into a spiral

Before shaping it into a spiral...

And draping it around the floral design

And draping it around the floral design.

Dressing up a single elegant flower

Dressing up a single elegant calla lily.

Add a few sparkling crystal beads.

Add a few sparkling crystal beads to finish off the design.

See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to add crystals to a design.

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Christine de Beer

This is my ongoing creative workbook to research and capture design projects and techniques. You will mostly find ideas for floral art but I will also include some other projects such as gift packaging, cards and even cake decorating with a few lifestyle projects arranged in between.

Everything you see in this workbook was designed, made and photographed by me, unless specific credit is given to another designer.

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