My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Pass it on

This week I am adding design 599 to My Creative Workbook! I have been adding a design per week (and sometimes more than one…) for 492 weeks. That is 599 designs in 492 weeks- not one week missed!

We should do something to celebrate week 500, don’t you think?

Pass it on floral design by Christine de Beer

I give you this smile to give

Style a growing orchid plant in a minimalist interior

to give to...

Easy fast and sustainable floral design ideas

to give to...

Making Paper flowers from bamboo husks to craft with

to give to...

Original ideas for potted plant displays

… or to give to yourself if you need one today

Ps: the pattern to make this orchid is in my free to download Template booklet. If you do not have a copy of it yet (or want another one) you can find the link in my weekly newsletter email. I will also add it next week so there is still time for you to sign up. I send out one email per week, always on a Wednesday just past eight in the morning Vancouver time.
Please pass it on if you know of anyone who would enjoy the free template booklet.

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15 July 2020 Tea stained Bamboo husk orchids

Paint bamboo husks with strong tea to create a pretty orchid.

15 July 2020 Phalaenopsis orchid cascade over a log slice display

Add the design details to the wood... and not to the orchid plant so that it can easily be removed to soak for a long lasting still growing display.

28 February 2011 Paper flowers

You can use any type of paper to make flowers. I use tissue paper, Crêpe paper, cardboard, newsprint and coffee filters (new and used) to make sweet peas, carnations, paper...

25 September 2013 Make a Phalaenopsis Orchid from autumn leaves

Fall leaf craft

15 March 2012 Paper log stack

I made this log stack from cardboard covered with bark

15 March 2017 Wedding welcome and direction sign

Hang a twig and wood mobile at your weeding as a direction board

10 July 2012 Bark covered heart

Cover cardboard with bark to create a heart shaped log

19 August 2015 Bark pod for growing a Pearl Oyster mushroom mini farm

Glue bark to a Papier Maché and wire frame to create a pod shaped armature

11 January 2017 Potted bark pod for a flowering plant

Cover a Styrofoam shape with bark to create a bowl for a potted design

Favourite Flowers


Phalaenopsis, Moth orchid

Related Designs

5 April 2011 Mud!!! Floral Art Demonstration at the Rondebosch Flower Club

My demonstration looked at ways to use mud to enhance floral art.

25 September 2013 All that glitters is gold

Phalaenopsis Orchid made from Autumn leaves

26 June 2012 Diamond Jubilee Waterfall

To commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee and the 20th Anniversary of Friends of Government House Gardens Society a Horticultural event was hosted in the gardens and...

13 April 2011 Harnessing the Wind

14 April 2011 In the Bag

My bag was woven from re-purposed wire and recycled fishing line and tiny stems of growing sweet pea plants and orchids

15 March 2012 A Floral Fable Design demonstration at the Capilano Flower Arranging club

My demonstration explored ways to tell a story with floral art designs

29 March 2012 A Floral Fable: Floriograpy Design

This is the fourth and last design I did for my Floral Fable demonstration.

15 March 2017 Wedding Welcome

My article and wedding direction board design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

10 January 2013 A quirky kind of Love

Retail florists and wholesalers are already designing, ordering and preparing their product range for Valentine's Day. This is my article that I wrote for the December 2012...

19 August 2015 Growth Medium

Design a bark and moss pod for a mushroom mini farm

11 January 2017 As special as an almost never find

Sometimes you find such a beautiful plant that you just can't bring yourself to cut it. This design explores using the entire plant, pot and all, in a design

22 January 2013 It's High Time for Tea: from craft to art, taking a delicious floral journey with veneer techniques

This was my second two designs for my It's High Time for Tea Floral Craft and Art Demonstration at The Capilano Flower Arranging Club meeting.