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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Three Tier Wire Ring Chandelier

Bend and weave three wire wreaths

Bend and weave three wire wreaths

See the Tutorial below for detailed instructions on how to weave a wreath

Push the sisal through the wreath

Catch the end of a length of sisal through an opening in the wire wreath to secure

Wrap the sisal around the wire wreath

Wrap the sisal around the wire wreath

Knot the end to secure

Knot the end to secure

Wrap the second wreath in the same way as the first

Wrap the second wreath in the same way as the first

Wrap the last wreath with sisal

Wrap the last wreath with sisal

Connect the three wreaths with fishing line

Connect the three wreaths with fishing line

String up the wreaths to hang

String up the wreaths to hang. For a "Christmas tree" look string small to large. For my design I strung the wreaths large to small.

If you want the design to twirl gather and connect all the line at the top in a single knot

If you want the design to twirl gather and connect all the line at the top in a single knot and hang. If you do not want the design to twirl hang it from various points.

Place the orchids in glass vases

Place the orchids in glass vases to hang

See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how I hanged these glass seahorse vases

Drape the Spanish moss to hang down the design

Drape the Spanish Moss to hang down the design

Add a few vine tendrils for contrast

Add a few vine tendrils for contrast

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Tutorials

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...

24 April 2013 Macramé hanging vases

Knot wool to create a catch to hang tiny bud vases from

28 December 2011 Macramé inspired hanging test tubes

When I hang these delicate glass bubbles I want to make sure they are really secure. By slipping them into Macramé inspired knots they are not only hanging securely but the...

8 August 2012 Stringing wool and Spanish moss

Create veil of wool and Spanish moss

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.

7 September 2016 Willow flower crown

Loosely weave willow tips to create an ethereal crown

17 August 2016 Hanging Tillandsia

There are many ways to hang your air plants in a design. In this Tutorial I explore three

9 July 2014 Designing with Tillandsia

Air plants need special design consederations

9 July 2014 Taking care of Tillandsia

Conditioning and growing air plants

Related Designs

29 March 2017 A Twirl

Suspend a wire chandelier design to twirl

24 January 2018 How to make a stack of just enough:

Stack two vases to create a small gap at the side to keep a leaf upright

3 July 2019 Taking a Breather

A relaxing summer design that spins gently in the wind

23 March 2016 Celebrate!

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

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

26 June 2012 Diamond Jubilee Waterfall

To commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee and the 20th Anniversary of Friends of Government House Gardens Society a Horticultural event was hosted in the gardens and...

14 September 2016 Hang on!

Macrame inspired handing seahorse vases

7 September 2016 You are all invited!

My article and Willow Crown design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

17 August 2016 Strangeness

Weave a wreath to display air plants on