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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Floral Monogram Seating Plan

Shape the thick wire into the letters you require

Shape the thick wire into the letters you require

Wrap the letter with a strand of Spanish Moss

Wrap the letter with a strand of Spanish Moss. Make sure you cover the letters with an equal amount of moss so that it forms a unit

Glue in some of the grape vine tendrils with florist glue

Glue in some of the grape vine tendrils with florist glue

Glue in small snippets of Lichen

Glue in small snippets of Lichen

Glue in the small vials to fill with water for the orchids

Glue in the small vials to fill with water for the orchids

See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how I make test tubes from drinking straws to keep flowers hydrated

Hang the monograms from a branch to display

Hang the monograms from a branch to display

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Tutorials

4 January 2011 Drinking straw "test tubes"

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

23 November 2011 Assembling a Mobile on a twig top bar

Here are the two secrets to assembling a well balanced hanging sculpture: First: Let gravity do the work. Do not fight it. And Secondly: Start from the bottom of your design...

23 October 2013 Hanging leaves from a Hazel twig top bar

Create a free moving autumn leaf screen

Favourite Flowers

Tillandsia Usneoides

Spanish moss, Florida moss, long moss, or graybeard

Related Designs

6 July 2016 The oh no factor

My article and Floral Monogram Seating Plan designs featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

11 October 2017 giving a thanks

A wire and acorn thanks

23 November 2011 Earthly Angel

Christmas Flower Trends 2011 starts with a Floral Craft Assignment from the Floral Trends Design Group to make an Earthly Angel garden decoration.

11 May 2016 Pour

Glue a twig vase and melt some plastic to create a tumbling design

16 December 2015 Christmas Waves

Twist a Kalanchoe and Ivy vine Christmas tree mobile

28 December 2011 Bubbly New Year’s Sparklers

Delicate glass bubbles filled with the midnight blue African violet flowers, purple ornamental capsicum and spilling down the design are a few stems of rosary vine

8 August 2012 Stringing in the rain

A veil of green wool, Spanish moss and dried hydrangeas hang over white lilies

4 December 2012 'Tis the Season

My article looking at contrasts and 6 winter lantern designs featured in the DIY Wedding Magazine

24 April 2013 Hanging Space

Suspend small bud vases with Macramé-like knotted wool. This design is featured on <strong>The Fusion Flowers Magazine</strong> Fusion Links page.

23 July 2014 Chain of Thought

Knot small stems into decorative chain garlands

6 August 2014 A sprinkling of magic fairy dust

Hard to believe but designers are already busy preparing for the Christmas Season. This is my article and design featured in the Inspired Florist, Christmas Edition

23 September 2015 Pretty Spicy!

Hang fruity wire garlands to display Gerbera daisies

23 March 2016 Celebrate!

A closer look at my design at the 20th anniversary of Canada Blooms and The Toronto Flower Show