My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Getting the Band Back Together Again

Getting the Band Back Together Again floral art design by Christine de Beer

When you feel creatively stuck,

A band of snowy twigs to showcase the unexpected beauty found in your winter garden

make the silliest thing.

Snow covered twig armature for sustainable floral designs in winter

Make another silly thing.

Craft a sturdy winter twig armature to refill with floral treasures found in your garden

Make a lot more silly things.

Frame rose stems with a twig armature for a delicate winter floral display

… soon your creativity will get bored with you making all these silly things

Long lasting compostable floral design crafted from twigs

and take over to make something

Minimal floral display that is long lasting and ever changing

not so silly after all.

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Tutorials

18 January 2023 Snowy twig band armature for a ever changing winter display

A well made snow covered twig band armature will last all winter so that you can display even the most delicate winter 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.

28 December 2016 Adding snow to twigs

Glue artificial snow to twigs

9 February 2022 Tilt container with a spilling twigs armature

Perfect design for a warmer than usual winter design that hints at thawing.

8 February 2017 A Sprouting Spring Twig Heart

Carefully glue a twig armature to display the mini-miniature Darling orchids

4 August 2021 Scattered dried grass with raindrop crystals

Craft a light and airy grass halo to suspend tiny drop crystals around gorgeous roses.

24 July 2012 Stacked Twig Roundabout

This is a great way to use all those bits of twigs and sticks in your design room to make a floral armature

31 December 2014 Stacked Table-Top Twig Heart

Stack and glue moss covered twigs into a heart shape

6 February 2019 Winter White Twig Screen

Glue twigs to screen delicate flowers for a wintry design.

6 September 2011 Twig collar

Create a light and transparent collar-base for the large composite flower to nestle into.

17 July 2019 Twig Dome Armature

Crafted from a hand full of twigs to give you a large design... even though you add only two stems of sweet peas.

11 May 2016 Twig snippet vase armature

Glue twig snippets to closely follow the shape of a glass vase

11 August 2021 Dried twig collar in a double vase display for gravity sensitive flowers

Putting the focus on the flowers with an ever changing design.

27 October 2021 Hovering golden wheat Ghost Ship armature

Using dry and fresh floral material in one design without the dry becoming soggy and the fresh drying out.

Favourite Flowers

Ceropegia woodii

Rosary vine, Chain of Hearts, Collar of hearts and String of hearts

Rosa

Rose

Related Designs

9 February 2022 Pouring

Place a small fishbowl vase at an angle to look like it is pouring out flowers and twigs.

8 February 2017 It could hold

A fragile looking heart made from twigs that can hold a lot of orchids

4 August 2021 Counting Raindrops

Grass crisscross that makes you want to lean in closer to count the late summer raindrops around these gorgeous roses.

24 July 2012 A little bit of Art and Soul

A twig structure with roses

31 December 2014 The sound of a kiss

Stack and glue twigs into a table top heart

6 February 2019 Tread softly on winter

A delicate winter twig armature to show off the delicate beauty of these early spring coloured tulips.

8 June 2016 When the wind whisper

Glue a fantasy forest from Popsicle sticks, grape vine tendrils and willow tips

6 September 2011 When Autumn Fall

Autumn leaf composite flower

17 July 2019 … and... a bit more... effort… to make it special

Instead of just placing a handful of twigs and two stems of sweet peas in a vase... why not...?

11 May 2016 Pour

Glue a twig vase and melt some plastic to create a tumbling design

11 August 2021 A bit Special... four dimensional designing

Using that little something that is unusual about your flower to make the design stand out.

27 October 2021 Ship Shape

The dry wheat stems are suspended from the outside of the container so that they remain dry and the flower stems can gently rest inside to remain hydrated.