My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Stick it out… the creative spirit version

Stick it out… the creative spirit version floral design by Christine de Beer

A pinch of creative follow through

Soft minimal floral styling for Autumn

A dollop of imaginative keep on

Sustainable and long lasting floral armature design Tutorials

Stir in some clever hold on

Minimize the waste in your floral design studio

Cover and set it in a warm place to artfully endure

Using only a few flowers to create flower arrangements and floral displays

Kneed down to a sticky stick it out of imaginative-ness

Flower arrangements ideas that are quick and inexpensive

And bake slowly in an oven set on inspirational persevere

Slow down and enjoy designing with flowers

… share if you have some inventive hang on left over.

ps: have you noticed the more creativity you share the more you have left-over??? Weird that.

I would love to see what creative projects you have been working on. Maybe you have questions and need some advice. Or have a fun tip to share. The easiest way for us to connect is for you to simply reply to the weekly notification email I send out every Wednesday when the new design is ready for you to explore. I reply to each and every email I get (although some weeks it takes me a little while to get to everyone...)

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving week, flower friends

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14 October 2020 On the edge grid for a decorative twig and reed armature

Place the floral details strategically on the edge of sturdier parts of the armature to keep the reed grid from collapsing under the weight of the floral details.

8 June 2016 Stripping bark from willow sticks

Strip the green bark from the stems to expose the smooth wood

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.

24 July 2012 Stacked Twig Roundabout

This is a great way to use all those bits of twigs and sticks in your design room to make a floral armature

2 October 2019 Cross hatch Twig Armature

Add a bit of shadow and dimension to a flat armature by using the sketch technique of cross hatching.

8 January 2014 Twig Tumbler

Wire and glue a stack of sticks into a cylindrical or tube shape

29 July 2015 Disk Twig Armature

Glue a few wigs to follow the shape of a glass bowl to create a disk armature

6 February 2019 Winter White Twig Screen

Glue twigs to screen delicate flowers for a wintry design.

19 February 2020 Twig snippet pillar armature

A great do-in-advance and reusable design solution for a winter, early spring floral display.

17 July 2019 Twig Dome Armature

Crafted from a hand full of twigs to give you a large design... even though you add only two stems of sweet peas.

6 September 2011 Twig collar

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

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


Inca lily, Peruvian lily or lily of the Incas

Related Designs

27 October 2021 Ship Shape

The dry wheat stems are suspended from the outside of the container so that they remain dry and the flower stems can gently rest inside to remain hydrated.

24 July 2012 A little bit of Art and Soul

A twig structure with roses

2 October 2019 Cross-hatch a Shadow Bright Autumn

A clever trick borrowed from art techniques to add dimension to a bright and colourful Autumn floral design.

8 January 2014 It's stick season!

Snap and stack an glue a few twigs to create a lace like armature

29 July 2015 Beautiful Things

Glue a few twigs into a disk armature

6 February 2019 Tread softly on winter

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

8 June 2016 When the wind whisper

Glue a fantasy forest from Popsicle sticks, grape vine tendrils and willow tips

19 February 2020 The Upside of being Inside

A creative design that has some height to it without blocking the view. This can easily be scaled up or down to match the environment you want to display it in.

17 July 2019 … and... a bit more... effort… to make it special

Instead of just placing a handful of twigs and two stems of sweet peas in a vase... why not...?

6 September 2011 When Autumn Fall

Autumn leaf composite flower