My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

It almost happened today!

it almost happened today floral art design

The sun almost came out.

Cyclamen flower arrangement

The icicles almost fell to down below.

Winter floral design

The trees and blossoms almost burst into bud.

Cyclamen floral art design

The birds almost sang.

Rosary vine and Cyclamen floral art design

The bumblebees almost set out to find a new colony.

Cyclamen bud in a flower arrangement

The squirrels almost found some sap.

Ceropegia woodii and Cyclamen floral art design

… in fact, today was so almost that we can make replacing that mitton we lost next year’s problem!

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Tutorials

6 March 2019 Snow puddle armature

Connect twigs with puddles of artificial snow to craft a winter armature for your flowers.

22 May 2012 Harvesting cyclamen flowers and foliage

Cyclamen stems are so close together that it is easy to damage the plant when cutting stems.

28 December 2016 Adding snow to twigs

Glue artificial snow to twigs

8 February 2017 A Sprouting Spring Twig Heart

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

8 June 2016 Popsicle Stick Square Armature

Glue Popsicle sticks to create a double layered, upright armature

6 February 2019 Winter White Twig Screen

Glue twigs to screen delicate flowers for a wintry design.

4 November 2015 Bleached Baby’s Breath Wreath

Glue a radiating wreath from bleached Gyp

29 July 2015 Disk Twig Armature

Glue a few wigs to follow the shape of a glass bowl to create a disk armature

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.

Favourite Flowers

Cyclamen

Cyclamen, English sowbread

Ceropegia woodii

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

Related Designs

1 January 2020 How to freeze a wow moment

Create a long lasting winter inspired floral design that looks like it is frozen in time.

29 July 2020 Tail end of the story

Craft a bark platform to design on in a foxtail fern frond.

2 December 2020 Have yourself a Merry Cellulose Fibre Christmas: Lost and Found Snow Mittens

...ok not really that fancy- it’s made from paper pulp. A cardboard box snow mittens… really. In the spirit of 2020- I am inspired by the endless stream of cardboard boxes being...

3 February 2021 here’s the catch

Weave an all natural net to place over a vase to keep your flowers above water.

17 November 2021 Ringing in A Very Merry Traditional Christmas… Tradition

A more than just a hint of Christmas tradition design... in a pre-Christmas design.

29 December 2021 It’s the most… it’s the most... Toast-iest Patina Christmas of all!

This is the sixth of my Christmas 2021 series of designs. This year in the form of a mini workshop… my Christmas present to you. This week I will show you how to go overboard on...

5 January 2022 Slow Glow

A slow but glowing start to the New Year and the new design season

23 February 2022 Plan Together

Leaning Muscari flowers in a snow covered twig armature.

30 November 2022 Take a bough… it’s Christmas time!

A wool and twig snowflake design (made from candy canes!) that will last the entire Festive Season.

7 December 2022 Making spirits bright

A twig sleigh... to collect your twig Christmas tree, of course!

28 December 2022 Giving a nod

A scattering of winter decorating for wherever you might need it.

8 February 2023 Snow… drops

A late winter design for minimal floral styling.

15 November 2023 Freeze… just for a moment!

Not quite winter but also a bit late for autumn design that is somewhere between sparkle and flying leaves.

22 November 2023 Gentle transition

There's no need to rush the seasons. Take it slow and enjoy the plant material that are still available even if you are excited about what is to come...

31 January 2024 Surround and Sound

Half moon frosted glass chip edge for a winter themed design.

8 February 2017 It could hold

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

8 June 2016 When the wind whisper

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

6 February 2019 Tread softly on winter

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

4 November 2015 Delicate

Bleached Gypsophila wreath with delicate autumn touches

29 July 2015 Beautiful Things

Glue a few twigs into a disk armature

16 January 2019 Every. Single. Week.

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