My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Overgrown S-Autum-mer Swirl

Overgrown S-Autum-mer Swirl floral design by Christine de Beer

To Do:

A hint at a wreath floral design in a water filled vase

cut back those vines,

Gerbera daisies in a contemporary floral design

Harvest the harvest

Bright orange gerberas in a minimal autumn flower arrangement

mulch

A creative way to enjoy your cuttings that you propagate

clean and store garden tools

Sustainable floral design tutorials for unusual designs

… and scrub those pots but mostly remember to daydream of what is still left to look forward to…

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Tutorials

14 September 2022 Summer harvest Vine Swirl

A great way have your vines root and enjoy them too...

2 July 2014 Clearly invisible taped Grid

This is the easiest way to keep flower in place

1 November 2011 Weaving a twig wreath

For my design I wanted the wreath to look wind blown so I added a few loosely woven twigs into the weave. I also wanted to emphasize the autumn colours so I added a twirling...

30 May 2012 Drying Hydrangeas: Fast, Flat or Natural

Use all three methods to dry hydrangeas to get three very different textures to use in design work.

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.

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

13 October 2021 Weave a willow wreath around a minimal pumpkin display

It’s amazing how we sometimes try to complicate a design. I tried adding calla lilies… took them out and loved the willow. Added gerberas. Took them out and loved the willow....

4 October 2017 Display wreath that hover around a big shiny pumpkin

For this design I wanted my wreath to be light and airy so that it just whips around the solid pumpkin like a breeze.

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.

7 October 2020 Floral wreath ring stem armature for a cute pumpkin patch in a stem vase design

Use a wreath to keep flower and a heavy little ghost pumpkin in place in a small vase.

1 November 2017 Pierce and stack fall leaves to rest on the edge of a container

Use one leaf to keep the next in place

13 September 2017 Tape a grid around the edges of a container for a table top wreath

Suspend flowers with an almost invisible taped grid

Favourite Flowers

Gerbera

Transvaal Daisy, Gerbera Daisy, Germini

Related Designs

20 January 2011 The last Vine Wreath

Every designer knows how to stretch their supplies. We use and re-use our dried plant material until our fellow designers feel like hiding it from us. I formed such an...

27 September 2017 As tendrils tend to do

Curl a wreath with tendrils to create a twig-pumpkin

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...

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

… and why we call this the special craftsmanship edition

19 October 2016 There are Octobers

Autumn wreath

13 October 2021 Gratitude

A minimal Thanks Giving design that is a modern take on a wreath

4 October 2017 Whipped up in the autumn breeze

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

28 October 2020 Magic Spell Number 614: How to make absolutely any task you need to do fun

A hint of a wreath table top design for pre-Halloween decorating.

7 October 2020 Let’s circle around to this one

Create a floral circlet to rest the little pumpkin on... but above the water line.

1 November 2017 A Round

Create a delicate design that rests lightly on the edge of a container

28 October 2015 On Pumpkin Coloured Days

Create a besom broom to sweep up those Autumn leaves

13 September 2017 Around again

Tape a grid at the edge of a container

2 April 2014 Apricity

Turning a stand-by floral technique sticky side out

30 June 2021 Into a Puddle!

Heat proof floral design for summer.