My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Here comes the sun...

Here comes the sun flower arrangement by Christine de Beer

Here comes the sun

Sustainable floral design idea

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Bending twigs to style a minimalist design

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Unusual way to style spring twigs and branches

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Pussy willow stems for spring interior styling

Here comes the sun

How to manipulate twigs for flower arrangements

And I say it's all right

Spring styling of nature for a minimalist interior

Little darling, it's been a long cold lonely winter

Spring flower arrangement ideas that are zero waste and sustainable

Little darling, it seems like years since it's been here...

Lyrics- the Beatles (George Harrison)

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Tutorials

28 April 2021 A contained design for watching those pretty twigs get their leaves

Careful manipulation of twigs in a shallow container. With a special note on how to use new growth.

22 May 2012 Bite and snap a sturdy twig

Break the sturdy twig on the scribe line.

19 February 2013 Manipulating stems: Snapping at an angle, Bending, Spiraling, Curling and Straightening

Most stems, twigs and even sturdier branches can be bend into shapes. It takes practice and more than a bit of patience. The main idea is to slowly manipulate the branch without...

16 January 2019 Delicate Twig Hammock Armature to keep tulips upright in a shallow container

Craft a suspended armature to create a clear winter design.

9 December 2015 Scalable twig and Phalaenopsis orchid winterscape panel

This design can easily scale up or down by using larger or smaller pieces of wood to create a larger wall panel or make a few of these panels to stack as tiles to create a more...

2 May 2018 Radiating rainbow vine armature

Design an armature that is light enough to be carried by two flower stems to create a radiating frame.

7 February 2018 Bend Wired Equisetum into a Hollow Wreath

Craft a wreath with a hollow cavity inside to use as an armature for your flowers

15 May 2019 Glue a grapevine armature shaped like the petals of an open rose

Cut a wreath into sections to glue back together into a beautiful rose petal shape

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.

2 October 2019 Cross hatch Twig Armature

Add a bit of shadow and dimension to a flat armature by using the sketch technique of cross hatching.

5 February 2020 Pour glue over a stick Bundle to craft a Poke Out Spring stick Armature

Fake an early Spring by crafting a long lasting stick bundle that has a blossoming branch of succulent flowers.

19 February 2020 Twig snippet pillar armature

A great do-in-advance and reusable design solution for a winter, early spring floral display.

7 April 2021 Spring breeze tangled ribbon wreath

Using branches pruned from a fruit tree... with a few dried flowers and just a few orchids to make a fresh Spring design.

Related Designs

16 January 2019 Every. Single. Week.

Stand tulips upright in a shallow container with a suspended twig armature.

9 December 2015 On a Grand Scale

My article and a floral panel design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

2 May 2018 Over the rainbow

Craft a radiating design that suspends from the orchid stems

7 February 2018 Up around the bend

Bend Equisetum into curves to wire into an open wreath shape

15 May 2019 Heard it through the grapevine?

Have you heard? I have wonderful news this week. Oh! and I also have this pretty grapevine armature shaped like the petals of an open rose to show you. But... Have you heard...

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...?

5 February 2020 What it’s all about

A bundle of twigs armature to create a pretend Spring design for a snowy morning.

19 February 2020 The Upside of being Inside

A creative design that has some height to it without blocking the view. This can easily be scaled up or down to match the environment you want to display it in.

9 December 2020 Have yourself a Merry Cellulose Fibre Christmas: Gyp flurry Snowman

...ok not really that fancy- it’s paper pulp. Cardboard boxes, really. In the spirit of 2020- I am inspired by the endless stream of cardboard boxes being delivered. My list of...

7 April 2021 First we learn HOW to design… and then we learn how only WE design.

Whipped up to be light in the Spring breeze wreath design.