My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Growing Gratitude

8 October is Thanksgiving Day here in Canada

Stage the design on an upturned glass vase

Thank you,

Small pumpkins made from autumn leaves.

For every kind and thoughtful word.

Weave a tray from passion fruit vines.

Thank you,

Single eucomis florets hang from the vine tray.

for looking in on, and sharing my floral journey,

Pumpkins made from autumn leaves.

and in turn for sharing your talents and work with me.

Wire and vine tendrils

Thank you,

Growing Gratitude floral art design.

from the bottom of my very grateful heart.

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8 October 2012 Leafy Autumn Pumpkins

Glue fall leaves to sticks to make small pumpkins

8 October 2012 Fresh vine display tray

Fresh passion fruit vines are coiled to create a tray.

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

Favourite Flowers


Pineapple flowers or pineapple lilies, the Afrikaans names for the flowers are Wildepynappel or Krulkoppie and the Zulu name is Umathunga


Granadilla, passionflower, passion vines

Related Designs

6 April 2016 Take it for a Spin

Make a clear grid to suspend plant material on