My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman


First, do a little…

Fascinating fascinator design by Christine de Beer

and then a little

Calla lily, blue berry and succulent floral crown

and little

Calla lily, blue berry and succulent floral art design fascinator

by little bit

Sustainable floral head piece using succulents

and a little more

How to craft a base for a floral head piece for weddings

and a little again

Succulents and green blueberries in floral body flowers

and a little on top of that

Glue techniques for creating no waste body flowers

little by little

Creative floral art arranging for a fascinator made from succulents

you will find if you consistently add those little’s

Calla lily, blue berry and succulent floral fascinator

it turns that little into a whole lot!

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29 May 2024 Cover a headband with a whole lot of little floral details for a contemporary fascinator

Add the tiniest of floral details below calla lilies to craft a dramatic but still easy to wear fascinator.

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.

5 March 2014 Harvesting succulents

Severing the rosette to design with

26 July 2011 Create a flat base to glue small florets securely

Make a small loop the size of your ring to create a flat surface to glue your tiny plant material on.

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

5 March 2014 Using floral glue to secure succulents

Easy and fast way to include succulents in designs

15 April 2011 Decorate the wrist corsage

Glue rosette shaped succulents onto the wrist corsage

21 February 2024 Get a head start with a long lasting shallow vine basket and succulent table top Spring display

Long, long, long lasting display that will even root in place with a few adjustments.

5 March 2014 Wire headband for a floral tiara

Cut and bend flat wire (or any other wire you choose) into a “U” shape to follow the shape of your head. Similar to an Alice band

6 January 2016 Moss Colombina inspired mask

Cover a mask shape with moss and succulents for a long wearing mask

5 May 2011 Wire Tiara

Bend and wrap the Tiara out of wire.

10 January 2018 Long lasting flower wand

Create a long lasting wand with Kalachoe.

17 May 2017 A Dandelion Seed Puff that stays just so

Use a thin wire to puff out dandelion seeds to look like it spilled from a basket

29 November 2011 Messy wire lace

I call this “lace” because I use pins to guide the wire sections together- almost like you do when making lace.

30 August 2011 Curving Calla Lilies

Follow the flower's natural curve but you can also curve only sections to create an elegant crescent or a curve at the tip of the stem

15 February 2012 Wire and bend foliage

Wire and bend foliage in any shape

12 September 2012 Wrap a gift test tube with ribbon

Use this technique to gift ribbon wrap a single stem or cover the stems of a bouquet with ribbon

Favourite Flowers


Calla Lily, Arum Lily

Related Designs

26 July 2011 Echeveria ring

Succulents are really trendy right now. Not just as potted plants but also in designs. All the way from floral accessory to fashion accessory- right on trend!

16 November 2011 Winter formal

The elongated heart shape Echeveria waist corsage is meant to be worn low around the hip as a trailing ribbon clasp.

24 April 2011 The plastic inside of a roll of Florist tape becomes a Wrist Corsage

Up-cycle the inner plastic ring from a roll of floral tape to make a wrist corsage. This design was also featured in the Italian floral design magazine Blossom Zine

5 August 2015 Wear it Well

Wrap a ribbon around an up-cycled plastic ring for the most comfortable wrist corsage

23 October 2012 Everlasting

Design Inspiration Video: Take a few twigs, snippets of air plants and succulents and combine both traditional wire and tape techniques with more contemporary methods to embed a...

21 February 2024 I'll Go First

My Spring/Easter design and the introduction article about my floral journey written by the editor, Nina Tucknott in the latest issue of Flora Magazine.

5 March 2014 From Something Old, Something New

My article and succulent floral crown design featured in the spring issue of DIY Weddings Magazine

6 January 2016 Hey there

Moss and succulents cover a mask shape to create a woodland inspired mask

31 July 2012 Grown Glamour

Delicate cherry twig, rosary vine and oncidium orchid enchanted forest masquerade masque.

20 September 2017 You Wear It Well

My article and body flowers design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

10 January 2018 Let some magic find you

My article and floral wand design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

17 May 2017 Nobody move!

Weave a small basket with a lid to keep fluffy treasures in

14 April 2011 In the Bag

My bag was woven from re-purposed wire and recycled fishing line and tiny stems of growing sweet pea plants and orchids