My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

A bit Special... four dimensional designing

When you create a design that evolves over time it is called four dimensional designing. Three dimensions (length, height and depth) plus one: time

A bit special flower arrangement by Christine de Beer

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Negative geotropism in floral design

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Creative flower arranging ideas

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New and unique flower arranging tutorials

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Design ideas for short stem flowers

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Crafting with flowers to bring nature inside

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New flower design ideas for sustainable flowers

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Contemporary floral design for competitions

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Tutorials

11 August 2021 Dried twig collar in a double vase display for gravity sensitive flowers

Putting the focus on the flowers with an ever changing design.

22 January 2014 That good old double vase trick

Create a dry layer by placing a smaller vase inside the larger vase

6 September 2011 Twig collar

Create a light and transparent collar-base for the large composite flower to nestle into.

22 May 2012 Bite and snap a sturdy twig

Break the sturdy twig on the scribe line.

24 January 2018 Stack two glass vases to keep a leaf upright in water

Slip a leaf into the gap between two glass containers to keep it upright... and add a plastic lining to support the flowers nestled into it.

24 January 2018 Stack two glass vases to keep a leaf upright in water

Slip a leaf into the gap between two glass containers to keep it upright... and add a plastic lining to support the flowers nestled into it.

20 February 2019 Stacked bowl floral display

Create a foam free stacked design by slipping flowers between stacked bowls.

23 September 2020 All dried Autumn hemisphere design that will outlast even the falling leaves outside

Preserve some floral material to design with when it is but not quite Autumn outside.

8 January 2014 Twig Tumbler

Wire and glue a stack of sticks into a cylindrical or tube shape

17 July 2019 Twig Dome Armature

Crafted from a hand full of twigs to give you a large design... even though you add only two stems of sweet peas.

24 July 2012 Blow away hot glue strands

When you glue a structure with hot glue there are always a few stray strands of glue stuck all over the design. Blow it away with a hairdryer.

29 July 2015 Disk Twig Armature

Glue a few wigs to follow the shape of a glass bowl to create a disk armature

19 February 2020 Twig snippet pillar armature

A great do-in-advance and reusable design solution for a winter, early spring floral display.

29 November 2017 Autumn Screen

Craft a hanging twig and autumn leaf design

24 July 2012 Stacked Twig Roundabout

This is a great way to use all those bits of twigs and sticks in your design room to make a floral armature

Favourite Flowers

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Lisianthus, Texan Poppy, Texas Bluebell, Tulip Gentian, Prairie Gentian

Related Designs

11 April 2018 Follow the line

Stack a few glass containers and fill each with water to a different level.

22 January 2014 How do you do?

Snow and twigs winter design

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

20 February 2019 Inna...

Stack bowls to keep your flower stems in place.

23 September 2020 Getting a head start on all that Fall-ing

Floral styling using mostly dried material that will last the entire Autumn.

8 January 2014 It's stick season!

Snap and stack an glue a few twigs to create a lace like armature

6 September 2011 When Autumn Fall

Autumn leaf composite flower

17 July 2019 … and... a bit more... effort… to make it special

Instead of just placing a handful of twigs and two stems of sweet peas in a vase... why not...?

29 July 2015 Beautiful Things

Glue a few twigs into a disk armature

19 February 2020 The Upside of being Inside

A creative design that has some height to it without blocking the view. This can easily be scaled up or down to match the environment you want to display it in.

29 November 2017 Marcescent

Glue a delicate autumn room devider

24 July 2012 A little bit of Art and Soul

A twig structure with roses

30 June 2021 Into a Puddle!

Heat proof floral design for summer.

20 January 2021 Hope Bubble

That good old double vase trick... but this time I deliberately added a bubble between the two layers to create a third circle in the design.