My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

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Leap of Faith floral art design

It's with a hop

Easter floral design


Spring blossom twig flower arrangement

hop... hop... hop

Blossom and eggshell floral design

hop... skip

Spring blossom twigs with Easter elements

and a jump that I say: Happy Easter to you.

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17 April 2019 Cross cut Spring Twig Armature

Give a sturdy twig a cut to stay put in your Spring design.

7 January 2015 Securing a kenzan

Temporarily adhere a traditional Ikebana Kenzan or pincushion to a shallow container.

7 January 2015 So many ways to use a Kenzan to hold floral materials

How to place various sizes of plant material in a Kenzan

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"

22 May 2012 Bite and snap a sturdy twig

Break the sturdy twig on the scribe line.

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.

Related Designs

11 November 2020 What goes around

Display a single stem flower in an Autumn leaf twirl

29 March 2023 To grow a patch of grass of our very own

The first of my new monthly articles about growing the material you need to design with. This month we are taking stock of what we need... and growing wheatgrass.

6 September 2023 Mother Nature’s little magic to let us know Autumn is near

It's the little sun-washed coloured hints that makes you look again to see if you really saw what you thought you saw... yes! There really are signs of autumn everywhere!

19 September 2018 Before I show you my book- let me show you my book

… and why we call this the special craftsmanship edition

26 September 2018 Cover Story

The design for the cover of my book, the effortless floral craftsman, crafted from Fiddlehead Fern and Red Lipstick Hanging Heliconia.

6 June 2018 Hi-Lo

Perfect stems, perfect flowers. Needs nothing more.

1 June 2016 The ties that Bind

Bind a lily to create a trumpet shape as it opens

20 March 2019 It’s all ===> right

Hang a dangling eggshell in a Spring blossom design.

28 March 2018 Walking on eggshells

Fill eggshells with moss to create an upright container... with a surprising balancing trick.

16 April 2014 Never saw such a lovely day...

Weave a palm thorn garland to decorate for Easter

8 April 2015 Just think!

Weave a nest for chocolate Easter eggs

7 January 2015 Any Which Way

Using a traditional Ikabana Kenzan to place flowers in a shallow container

21 June 2017 Playing Favourites

A quick and easy Kenzan design

15 November 2017 Alchemy

Gently stand leaves upright in a Kenzan