My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

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

Twist rings out of silver wire

Twist rings out of silver wire

I prefer to make a few rings and then assemble the ball shape

I prefer to make a few rings and then assemble the ball shape

Slip the first ring over the second and secure with wire

Slip the first ring over the second and secure with wire

Add another ring and secure

Add another ring and secure

Keep adding rings to build up a ball shape

Keep adding rings to build up a ball shape

Secure each ring at two places to add strength.

Secure each ring at two places to add strength.

Pour wood glue on to the ring

Pour wood glue on to the ring...

And sprinkle on some artificial snow

And sprinkle on some artificial snow

Cover the wire with artificial snow

Cover the wire with artificial snow

Set aside to dry completely

Set aside to dry completely

Weave in thin stems of willow

Weave in thin stems of willow

Crossing the stems to secure

Crossing the stems to secure

Pour small drops of glue on the stems and sprinkle with more snow

Pour small drops of glue on the stems and sprinkle with more snow

Add another layer of twigs and snow

Add another layer of twigs and snow

Once dry the kissing bough is ready to design with

Once dry the kissing bough is ready to design with

Weave in winter greenery and Kalanchoe flowers

Weave in winter greenery and Kalanchoe flowers

Design Note:
Kalanchoe flowers last really well even without a water source. The flowers on this kissing ball remained beautiful for nine days.

And add a few silver bells

And add a few silver bells

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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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Kalanchoe

Christmas Kalanchoe, Kalanchöe or Kalanchoë