My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

But what’s inside?

This week we are looking at the content page...s.
Yes! The book is so comprehensive that we had to split the content over two pages.
You will find the design on the first bit… page 4

And what is inside…?
Well, funny you should ask…

But what’s inside floral art design

It’s a bit of this

Chinese lantern floral design.

And a few of that

Kalanchoe in a Physalis pod

And a sparkle of the other thing.

Kalanchoe in a Physalis pod flower arrangement

… with a twig full of whatchamacallit

Kalanchoe and rosary vine in a Physalis pod floral design

And a touch of a thingamajig…

Kalanchoe and rosary vine in a Physalis pod floral art design

… thingamajigging in its bright pod home.

… and in the book?

Content page the effortless floral craftsman by Christine de Beer

For just about the first half is all about acquiring the skills and equipment and techniques you need and collect to create your designs.

Contents Page The effortless floral craftsman by Christine de Beer page 5

Contents Page The effortless floral craftsman by Christine de Beer page 7

… and then the last half is about creative processes and adding those finishing touches… the bits you develop and add to make your work unique and remarkable.

Making your floral art meaningful. Your own effortless style.

Book update:
Huge thank you to everyone who are sending me pictures of the book. I am so happy you are receiving your books this week... thank you for letting me know! You can use the #EffortlessFloralCraftsman on social media to make sure I see your posts. I would also really appreciate it if you could write a review for me on Amazon so that others can see what you think about the effortless floral craftsman, a floral crafter’s guide to crafting with nature.

If you are wondering what other designers are saying, there are already a few editorial reviews for the book on Amazon! The only difference between the ebook and the hardcover book is the format. The content is exactly the same. It is the least expensive option of the three formats. You can pre-order your copy from Amazon... and also save on not having to pay any shipping cost.

There are more advance copies on their way. If you want to make sure you are first in line to receive a copy of the effortless floral craftsman, a floral crafter’s guide to crafting with nature, visit my online shop

I will again sign, wrap and mail out these books the moment I get them. The binders promised it will be ready by end of week.

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3 October 2018 Inside Pod Designing

Snip open a Physalis pod to create a cavity for delicate floral details.

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 August 2011 Removing Oasis Floral Adhesive glue spills

The finish of every design should be flawless. Make sure there are no bits of glue visible in your design by carefully removing all traces of spills.

8 October 2011 Remove the berry from a Physalis pod without ripping the sepal

Cut the sepal from the fruit

19 April 2012 Floral Fridge magnet in a nutshell

Tuck one half of a corsage magnet in a nutshell before designing to create a floral fridge magnet

23 March 2012 Drying Physalis sepals

Every Autumn we see the beautiful Physalis pods everywhere but they are easy to dry and preserve to use year round.

1 November 2017 Pierce and stack fall leaves to rest on the edge of a container

Use one leaf to keep the next in place

8 October 2011 Roll spiral blossoms

Cut leaves and petals and roll a spiral blossom

Favourite Flowers


Christmas Kalanchoe, Kalanchöe or Kalanchoë


Chinese lantern, cape gooseberry, Peruvian cherry, Inca berry

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19 April 2012 In a nutshell

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16 October 2012 Bright, brighter… brightest!

Celebrate the bright colours of autumn with lilies and Chinese lanterns

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Create a delicate design that rests lightly on the edge of a container

7 October 2011 Thanksgiving Harvest

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