My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Pouring

Pouring floral design by Christine de Beer

"When life gets rough, I like to hold on to my dream

A defrosting design that transitions from winter to spring

Of relaxing in the summer sun, just lettin' off steam

Armature design using snow covered twigs

Oh, the sky will be blue,

Winter floral design tutorial to bring nature into your home

and you guys'll be there too

Diy floral design tutorial for sustainable florist inspiration

When I finally do what frozen things do in summer"

Quote by Olaf from Frozen

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Tutorials

9 February 2022 Tilt container with a spilling twigs armature

Perfect design for a warmer than usual winter design that hints at thawing.

4 January 2011 Drinking straw "test tubes"

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

3 January 2011 Syringe with tube

Easy way to fill test tubes and easiest way to remove water from a vase

28 December 2016 Adding snow to twigs

Glue artificial snow to twigs

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.

29 January 2011 Melt plastic Soda Bottles into the "water" shapes

Heat makes the plastic distort creating fantastic shapes

24 July 2012 Blow away hot glue strands

When you glue a structure with hot glue there are always a few stray strands of glue stuck all over the design. Blow it away with a hairdryer.

31 December 2014 Stacked Table-Top Twig Heart

Stack and glue moss covered twigs into a heart shape

10 February 2016 Free Standing Twig and Wire Heart Armature

Bend wires and fill in the gabs with Stillingia twigs to make a delicate heart armature

8 February 2017 A Sprouting Spring Twig Heart

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

8 July 2015 Overgrown Willow web inspired by a traditional Dream-catcher

I wanted my willow armature to hint of a web-like dreamcatcher that grows in the wild rather than being a precise replica of the traditional craft technique. But I did weave it...

11 May 2016 Twig snippet vase armature

Glue twig snippets to closely follow the shape of a glass vase

6 September 2011 Twig collar

Create a light and transparent collar-base for the large composite flower to nestle into.

6 February 2019 Winter White Twig Screen

Glue twigs to screen delicate flowers for a wintry design.

Favourite Flowers

Ornithogalum

The Afrikaans name is tjienkerientjee (named after the sound the stems make when rubbing together in the wind) Chincherinchee, wonder-flower (because they last so long),...

Related Designs

23 February 2022 Plan Together

Leaning Muscari flowers in a snow covered twig armature.

9 March 2022 …. Aaaaaand tick!

Ever wonder how I decide what I share with you? A fun design ticking all the boxes.

29 June 2022 But for this… let’s not rush

A take your time and mindfully craft a pretty design to celebrate the summer solstice- it is officially summer here in Canada.

11 May 2016 Pour

Glue a twig vase and melt some plastic to create a tumbling design

24 July 2012 A little bit of Art and Soul

A twig structure with roses

31 December 2014 The sound of a kiss

Stack and glue twigs into a table top heart

10 February 2016 Be My Twig-Heart

Glue an upright twig heart for a freestanding Valentine's display

8 February 2017 It could hold

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

25 December 2013 A gift for gifting

Christmas gift design

8 July 2015 How To Catch A Dream

Take inspiration from a traditional Dream-catcher design to create a floral armature

6 September 2011 When Autumn Fall

Autumn leaf composite flower

20 November 2012 there’s a feeling

Glue snippets of dried green stems and Green Trick Carnation to make tiny floral wings for Christmas

6 February 2019 Tread softly on winter

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