My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer

Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer floral art design

Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer

A stem ladder keeps the orchid suspended just above the water line

Dust off the sun and moon and sing a song of cheer

Rolled jasmine leaves

Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer

Phalaenopsis orchid resting in shallow water

You'll wish that summer could always be here

Phalaenopsis stem ladder.jpg

Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer…

Song by Nat King Cole (1963)

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31 July 2013 Roll small leaf circles

Add a bit of interest in a minimal design with tiny Jasmine foliage

31 July 2013 Ladder-frog

Lash the orchid stems together to create a ladder for the flower to rest on.

Favourite Flowers


Phalaenopsis, Moth orchid

Related Designs

17 February 2016 Where would you put it!?!

Tie a twig armature enclosure for fresh flowers

1 March 2017 Gumusservi

To celebrate the 6th year anniversary of My Creative Workbook I am looking at the most popular Tutorial I have done to date:

16 August 2017 Making Ends Meet

Criss-cross corset style connect the gaps in a Monstera deliciosa leaf

15 January 2020 This way we connect

Weave a connected panel to frame a single orchid.

26 August 2020 It starts with WHY

Add design elements that serves a purpose for a minimal summer inspired floral design.

27 January 2021 Knot how it was supposed to go

When you figure out the "how to" tricks of manipulating plant material it is possible to respectfully set them into seemingly impossible new directions.

3 March 2021 Spring Tray-ning

A Spring basket design for catching falling blossom petals.

17 March 2021 A scoop of pretty

A tiny budvase design that rearranges basic ingredients, such as a single leaf and an orchid to create a new design concept.

4 May 2022 Wonderful and Enough

That incredible moment when you realize that one good idea for your design really is enough...