My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

At Play

At Play flower arrangement by Christine de Beer

It feels to me that

Passion fruit flower in a floral design

Creativity

Passiflora and lisianthus contemporary floral design Tutorial

… is remembering

Sustainable flower arranging using dried and fresh plant material

to play.

Using flowers cut from your garden to arrange zero waste designs

Designing

Stack twigs in a long container as an armature to display a few flower buds

… is remembering

Parallel twig armature for sustainable flower arranging

to call the results

Neatly stacked dried twigs in a modern minimal flower arrangement

your work.

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Tutorials

18 August 2021 Racked up dried Twig Snippets to display a few flower buds

Combining dried and fresh floral details for a easy breezy summer design.

22 May 2012 Bite and snap a sturdy twig

Break the sturdy twig on the scribe line.

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.

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.

3 July 2012 Twig mushroom

Stack and wire a twig mushroom armature

24 December 2012 Tiny Twig Christmas Treasure Trunk

Wire a small twig gift-box for Christmas presents

2 October 2013 Spiny Twig Porcupine Armature

Glue a few twigs to display Autumn flowers and foliage on

18 June 2014 Sticking a stick curve to create a hollowed out crescent armature

An easy way to create a neat curve in a very short time

21 February 2018 Stem line-up

Line up stems to create a base for the heavy Hanging Heliconia stems

10 September 2014 Twig Bridal Basket

A slim basket design made from twigs

17 February 2016 Stack a Twig Enclosure

Loop and tie a few stacked twigs to create an enclosed floral armature

Favourite Flowers

Passiflora

Granadilla, passionflower, passion vines

Eustoma

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

Related Designs

19 February 2011 Crossing Boundaries

Twig waterfall creates the boundary between the "under" and the "over" of the design. Tutorial: How to cover test tubes with Rainbow Oasis

3 July 2012 Twig-a-tude

Stack and wire twigs to create a twig mushroom with attitude for summer

30 January 2013 It's High Time for Tea: from craft to art, taking a delicious floral journey with wire techniques

This was my last two designs for my It's High Time for Tea Floral Craft and Art Demonstration at The Capilano Flower Arranging Club meeting

24 December 2012 Please have snow… and presents under the tree

Wire a Tiny Twig Treasure Trunk for small Christmas gifts

20 February 2013 Designing with Mother Nature

Retail florists and wholesalers are already designing, ordering and preparing their product range for Mother's Day. This is my article that I wrote for the Mother's Day Design...

2 October 2013 Prickly

Build a twig porcupine armature for fall flowers

18 June 2014 Stuck stick

Glue a few sticks to create a hollowed out crescent armature

21 February 2018 Impossible things

A cut stem flower frog for the heavy Hanging Heliconia flowers

10 September 2014 Creativity will come

My Twig Bridal Basket design and Tutorial featured in the Extraordinary Wedding Flowers issue of the New Zealand Floral Design Magazine

17 February 2016 Where would you put it!?!

Tie a twig armature enclosure for fresh flowers

18 January 2017 Look at you!

Tie twigs to shape a hanging 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.