My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

All your Christmases…

With kind thoughts and all good wishes for a Merry Berry Kalanchoe Christmas...

All your Christmas flower arrangement by Christine de Beer

May all

Long lasting floral design centerpiece for Christmas.

your days

Christmas floral styling without plastic or waste

be

Flower arrangement using magnolia leaves in a creative way

berry and kalanchoe

Sustainable floral foam free flower arrangement for Christmas centerpieces

bright.

Inspired by the lyrics of "White Christmas" by Irving Berlin.

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Tutorials

16 November 2022 Magnolia Rose Bowl with the brightest Holly berries and Kalanchoe flowers

Long lasting berries, magnolia leaves and succulent (kalanchoe) flowers that can remain without any water or maintenance for... well... all the way to Christmas!

8 July 2015 Using a pin to place tiny dew drop crystals

It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.

30 December 2015 Eucalyptus rose

Release the soothing effect of the aroma and vapors from the Eucalyptus leaves my slightly crushing it while making roses

11 September 2013 Longer lasting Gladiolus Composite Flower

Split (but don't cut) a few gladiolus flowers to spiral in a vase

22 October 2014 Roll a folded leaf coil

Fold and then stitch a long fall leaf garland to roll into a coil

9 March 2016 Spiral Washi Rose armature

Fold and paste a paper flower as an armature

2 August 2017 Two vase, two level Phormium snippets

Design in two levels by using two vases, the smaller slipped into a bigger one.

4 December 2019 Eucalyptus collar for a snow-covered Christmas candle

Not only will your home smell wonderful while crafting this design you will also have a ethereal and long lasting design to enjoy.

30 January 2019 A round, around a round foliage… spiral in a vase

Stack foliage to create a rose spiral in a container.

22 May 2012 Spiral twig frog

Multiple tiny twigs create a flower frog to keep the delicate buds and leaves in the exact spot you want.

20 June 2018 Bundled Phormium with a secret water source

Rip Phormium to create a freestanding bundle armature design.

22 June 2016 Lily grass spiral in a vase

Twist lily grass slightly to create a spiral for the orchids to nestle in

27 December 2017 Pine NeedleTube

Glue pine needles to a up-cycled disk to create a winter scene

Favourite Flowers

Kalanchoe

Christmas Kalanchoe, Kalanchöe or Kalanchoë

Related Designs

22 October 2014 Stand Around

Fold and roll leaves to create an Autumn swirl

11 September 2013 Making it last

Split and spiral a few gladiolus flowers in a way that the stems remain intact, to spiral in a water filled filled vase for a long lasting composite flower

9 March 2016 Take your time

My article and Japanese paper flower armature design featured in the March issue of The Academy Leader- Academy of Floral Design, published by the The Floral Art Society of New...

2 August 2017 Grace

Use snips and snippets and leftovers to create a design of it's own

22 May 2012 Lean

Place short twigs, leaning to one side to create a flower frog

1 February 2017 Not yet Spring, Spring but a spring

Coil wire and grass to create a spring

20 June 2018 A Bundle of Pretty

A dried bundle of ripped flax hides a secret water source for the orchids

22 June 2016 Perfection

Spiral grass to create a nest for the lady slipper orchids

30 December 2015 Achoo! Season

Fold and roll a rose from Eucalyptus leaves

4 December 2019 A Very Merry eucalyptus-collar-candle Christmas!

An easy and naturally fragrant winter white candle decoration to bring nature into your house this Christmas.

17 June 2020 Lei-way

Allow for a bit of variation by crafting a sturdy armature.

27 December 2017 Can it be?

Craft a pine tube to display a soft and snow filled winter scene