My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Freeze… just for a moment!

Before we move on to all things glistening let’s make a list and check it twice:

Freeze… just for a moment floral art design by Christine de Beer

1) Give an over the top compliment to a big shiny pumpkin… check!

Flame petals from a cyclamen flower

2) Noticed the crisp air before putting on fluffy socks… check!

Cyclamen and wax floral art design

3) Smell the musky sweet fragrance of a leaf pile… check!

Cyclamen flower buds in a sea horse vase

4) Collected seeds from the garden… check!

Flower arrangement for between winter and fall

5) Eat an extra chocolate to celebrate not turning anyone into a toad on Halloween… check!

Using wax for floral art designs and armatures

Finally, finally remembered to research what exactly makes up “pumpkin spice”... check!

Dip autumn leaves into wax for a flower arrangement

… and say what I am most thankful for… in progress.

Autumn will be over before we know it, so let’s not rush. There’s still time to check something nice off your Fall to-do list.

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15 November 2023 Water dip Wax to match the flame petals of a Cyclamen flower for a layered Twig and Leaf armature

Dipping wax in a deep bath of water makes the most beautiful streams of wax that looks just like the petals of a cyclamen flower.

19 March 2011 Melting Wax for Floral Art

For Floral Art the temperature of the wax rarely exceeds the minimum melting point.

22 May 2012 Harvesting cyclamen flowers and foliage

Cyclamen stems are so close together that it is easy to damage the plant when cutting stems.

19 October 2022 A witch... or wizard... hat that you can shape any which way you like

Take your time to weave a pointy hat from what you find in nature.

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.

6 March 2019 Snow puddle armature

Connect twigs with puddles of artificial snow to craft a winter armature for your flowers.

2 March 2011 Wax Disk

I loved how peaceful this smooth wax looked when combined with the tulip and tendrils. Like a lily floating on a pond.

18 March 2011 The Floral Hourglass Wax Foundation

Pour a foundation from cardboard and wax

4 December 2013 Large wax snowflakes

Artificial snow can be very "chemical" and flowers deteriorate quickly when exposed to it. It also dissolves in water. I use candle wax as "snow"

14 March 2011 Making a Wax bowl using a mould

Dip shapes into wax to create a bowl

21 December 2022 Winter Solstice Kalanchoe and Berry twig Lantern

Soft and minimal glow lantern that you can make ahead of time to last all Festive Season.

22 September 2012 Skeleton Leaves

Remove the pulp from leaves so that only the vain framework remain

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.

Favourite Flowers


Cyclamen, English sowbread

Related Designs

29 November 2023 Fall into Christmas

Want to make your Christmas greenery last... this is perfect!

3 February 2011 I've got my head in the clouds

Wax and Rainbow Oasis keep the flower heads in place.

19 October 2022 Point Witch (or Wizard) Way

A wire framed witch or wizard hat that can be reshaped.

6 March 2019 It almost happened today!

Craft snow puddles to keep your flowers upright

1 January 2014 It's the moment you recognize the greatest source of strength in something... oh, so fragile

Fragile ice baubles, cyclamen and moss design

1 March 2011 FLOAT

Reflex Tulip and Passion Fruit Tendrils in a wax disk

15 December 2011 Rocking around Three Candle Trees

Wire spirals twisted around candles to make small Christmas trees for the Christmas Eve dinner table

18 March 2011 SHAPE

Chrysanthemum Hourglass

28 December 2016 A Jingle Cotton Christmas

Cover a wreath frame with bark and cotton for a textured Christmas wreath design

14 February 2013 Making it work somewhere between a rock and a hard place

Sometimes creative blunders becomes creative inspiration

13 April 2011 Harnessing the Wind

14 March 2011 MOULD

A mould is a hollow container or profile used to give shape to molten or hot liquid material as it cools and hardens.

27 December 2017 Can it be?

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

21 December 2022 Let it

A happy December Solstice or the Winter Solstice lantern.

4 December 2012 'Tis the Season

My article looking at contrasts and 6 winter lantern designs featured in the DIY Wedding Magazine

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.