My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

All To Myself

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving Day.

All To Myself floral art design.


Passion fruit vines and boat orchids


Cut and stain paperback books to create a paper pumpkin


Cymbidium orchids and passion fruit vine


Hazel twig on a paper pumpkin

on a pumpkin,

Tiny wire tendrils

and have it

Paper pumpkin

all to myself,

Autumn floral design.


Fall floral design

be crowded

Cymbidium, hazel and passion fruit vines


Cymbidium, hazel and passion fruit vines on a paperback book pumpkin

a velvet cushion.”

Quote by Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862) an American author, poet and philosopher

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14 October 2013 Paperback Book Pumpkin

Cut and stain paperback books to make a pumpkin armature

26 July 2011 Wire Tendrils

Curl the wire at irregular intervals to create a natural wire tendril similar to that of a passion fruit plant

4 January 2011 Drinking straw "test tubes"

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

18 January 2012 Butterfly feeler hooks for swinging test tubes

I don't always want to wire my test tubes into the design. I like to create a bit of movement by simply hooking the tubes to gently swing.

Favourite Flowers


Cymbidium, Boat Orchid


Granadilla, passionflower, passion vines

Related Designs

14 October 2015 What a find!

Roll autumn leaves to create a frog to keep flowers upright

2 December 2015 Stacking the odds in your favour

Cover a wire frame for a winter kissing bough.

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

13 September 2023 I am a fan!

Giving my book a super fan make-over.