My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Center Peace

Center Peace floral art design by Christine de Beer

Every year I enthusiastically wait for all those bright autumn colours…

Table decoration with a ghost pumpkin

But every year it’s actually the sight of my first Ghost Pumpkin

Autumn decorating with pumpkins

that fills my minimalist soul with pure joy

Easy fall basket to weave for a pumpkin centerpiece

… and gives me that moment of peace

How to create an original minimalist autumn floral design using vines and pumpkins

I need to recharge my creative spark

Flower arranging inspiration for autumn designs

For, first the brightest and then the twinkle seasons yet to come.

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Tutorials

16 October 2019 Not quite a wreath, not quite a basket armature

Easy to weave design that can hold your prettiest autumn design treasures.

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.

19 February 2013 Manipulating stems: Snapping at an angle, Bending, Spiraling, Curling and Straightening

Most stems, twigs and even sturdier branches can be bend into shapes. It takes practice and more than a bit of patience. The main idea is to slowly manipulate the branch without...

18 January 2012 Butterfly hairclip claws to hold twigs in place while glue dries

Butterfly hair clips are the perfect little claws to help you hold tiny items in place while you wait for glue to dry

23 August 2017 Twirl a ripped Phormium pumpkin pod

Rip the New Zealand flax to create a delicate fiber armature

4 June 2014 Weaving a ring basket

Create a wire frame and weave ripped foliage around it

16 May 2013 Weaving a pod shape from ripped foliage

Weave a pod shape armature

19 October 2011 Making a parasol

I glued wooden slats into a frame and then wove flax string to create the floral parasol

25 October 2017 Willow Paddle

Weave willow between the fork in a twig to create a paddle like armature

11 October 2017 Shaping Thanks with wire that has a bit of give

Shape the letters out of wire and then decorate with autumn design elements.

Favourite Flowers

Passiflora

Granadilla, passionflower, passion vines

Related Designs

4 May 2022 Wonderful and Enough

That incredible moment when you realize that one good idea for your design really is enough...

31 August 2022 Bud… bud… bud… they were feeling so… very blue

When life hands you dyed flowers you make... well creatively speaking it turned out to be not such a bad thing after all!

12 July 2023 Standing in frond

Standing your delicate flower stems in a fern frond.

4 October 2023 So Into Fall

Keep you fresh plant material hydrated in water... and your dried plant material suspended to keep it from falling into the water.

24 January 2024 I mean… really!?!

Using fresh twigs to bind a little twig platform to suspend the beautiful orchids from.

25 October 2017 When the pretty eyeballs you back!

Barely there skeleton blossoms with Eucalyptus eyes for my Halloween design... Oh! and a Willow Paddle, which probably should have been the main Tutorial... but... well...

23 August 2017 Almost is still not quite

Weave just a hint of the Autumn to come

4 June 2014 All white, just not quite

My article and woven ring basket design featured in the summer issue of DIY Weddings Magazine

16 May 2013 Natural, naturally

Weave a armature to rest a lily on

11 October 2017 giving a thanks

A wire and acorn thanks