My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Hatching a plan

Hatching a plan floral art design


Rosary vine and freesia buds


Twig nest

Dreaming of spring,

Tight freesia buds.


Nestled egg shells and feathers

Make believe

Dreaming of spring floral art design

or pretend, pretend...

Suspend the nest on hazel twigs

Inventing a fantasy on a cold winters day…

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11 December 2013 Dried twig dome

Mix glue and twigs to create a twig armature for a Winter Christmas design

26 February 2014 Suspending the twig nest

Balance the armature on a few twigs to display

4 January 2011 Drinking straw "test tubes"

When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.

Favourite Flowers

Ceropegia woodii

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


Freesia, freesias

Related Designs

15 June 2016 One tug

Weave willow bark strips into a nest and weave a bird from flax

22 November 2017 How do squirrels Cache a tree?

Hoard a few acorns in the fork of a twig to show off a single oncidium orchid.

23 January 2019 Do they have cold feet?

Keep flower stems upright with a folded cellophane plastic support that looks like cracked ice.