My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Magic Spell Number 614: How to make absolutely any task you need to do fun

For this spell you will need to have ONE of these...

How to make absolutely any task you need to do fun floral design by Christine de Beer

… a spark from a dragon’s breath

Halloween floral decorations

the glint cast by a unicorn horn

Gerbera spiders

the twinkle from the eye of toad

How to wrap a glue web around a floral design

that flappity-flap echo of a wing of a bat

Zero waste Halloween decorations

the ripple on water caused by an enchanted stone

All natural and sustainable Halloween styling

a care label cut from a spider silk web

Entry way flower arrangement for Halloween

the flight found inside a phoenix feather

Budget friendly Halloween crafts ideas

… or the intention to do a really, really, really great job.

Note: happy to report that to date this spell has had a 100% success rate!
Happy Halloween, flower friends.

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Tutorials

28 October 2020 Vase topped with a Hollow Wreath for Halloween

Create a dimensional wreath by assembling wreath vine to hug around an oblong container.

28 October 2020 Arachnis Gerbera-petal-legicus

The easiest Gerbara disk floret spider... ever!

22 September 2012 Skeleton Leaves

Remove the pulp from leaves so that only the vain framework remain

31 October 2018 Spider-mum

Craft a spider from twigs and a chrysanthemum

30 March 2011 Wired Monkey Vine

This wired rope is inspired by Monkey vine that you see hanging from trees. It is strong, rough and very tough. Covering the rope with mud will add texture and it also insulate...

28 March 2011 Spinning a Hot Glue Spider Web or silk for a Floral Cocoon

How to spin (and remove) hot glue spider web or floral cocoon

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

4 January 2011 Drinking straw "test tubes"

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

1 March 2011 Paper covered Wire

Cover the wire with the raffia

14 January 2011 Beaded wire

Thread thin wire with tiny beads

27 September 2017 Tendril vine Wreath Pumpkin

Reshape a vine wreath into smaller wreaths to combine as a pumpkin

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.

Favourite Flowers

Gerbera

Transvaal Daisy, Gerbera Daisy, Germini

Related Designs

8 April 2011 Large Open Weave Twig Basket

Easter Basket used in the Durbanville Flower Club Easter Parade Demonstration

28 March 2011 Spider web covering the design with drops of glittering rain

Weaving hot glue spider webs

29 September 2011 Pick-Up Sticks

A twig and stick design with sweet dumpling pumpkins and rosary vine (Ceropegia woodii). I also made a cherry twig and skeleton leaf Stick Insect

2 November 2016 Pick your poison

A Fun Halloween design with "poisonous mushrooms" tucked between the moss and petals

28 October 2015 On Pumpkin Coloured Days

Create a besom broom to sweep up those Autumn leaves

2 October 2013 Prickly

Build a twig porcupine armature for fall flowers

4 October 2017 Whipped up in the autumn breeze

Give a loosely woven wreath legs to stand on to hover lightly around a pumpkin

27 September 2017 As tendrils tend to do

Curl a wreath with tendrils to create a twig-pumpkin

3 October 2018 But what’s inside?

This week we are looking at the contents pages of my book... but more specifically at the sweet little pod design on the content page of my book.