My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Still wrapping my head around this one

Can it really be 700 weeks, flower buddies!?!

Still wrapping my head around this one floral art design by Christine de Beer

I have been adding a new Design… with its Tutorial to here on the My Creative Workbook website for 700 weeks straight.

Light and airy floral design

Not a single week missed.

King tut sweet pea in a flower arrangement

Not even once.

Create light and natural floral arrangements

No exceptions,

Beautiful King Tut Sweet pea in a floral art installation

no excuses.

Using wool in floral designs

And always first thing on my Wednesday morning.

How to create a glow of colour in a flower arrangement without it looking heavy

For Seven Hundred Weeks…

Natural and dainty and feminine flower arrangement idea for summer

... it all adds up to 813 designs… 960 tutorials… in 700 weeks.

Thank you for making Wednesdays my favourite day of the week.

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10 July 2024 Sweet pea and Felting Wool Swirl Around a Log

Arrange beautiful King Tut sweet pea vines to swirl around a piece of fire wood... with a bit of help from a felting technique

4 January 2011 Drinking straw "test tubes"

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

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.

1 February 2011 Felt

How to tangle wool into felt and make pebbles, felt strips and test tube covers

19 February 2013 Manipulating stems: Snapping at an angle, Bending, Spiraling, Curling and Straightening

Most stems, twigs and even sturdier branches can be bend into shapes. It takes practice and more than a bit of patience. The main idea is to slowly manipulate the branch without...

8 August 2012 Stringing wool and Spanish moss

Create veil of wool and Spanish moss

21 August 2012 Fuzzy Wool bottle detail

Wood glue not only glues the wool to the bottle but it also makes the wool makes the wool inflexible.

21 August 2012 Driftwood beavers lodge

Stack and glue driftwood to rest on bottles to create a frog to keep thin blades of grass neatly in place

21 August 2012 Wool Wire

Create a rigid but fuzzy wool covered wire

14 December 2016 Bark and Cotton Candy Cane

Cover a cardboard shape in cotton and bark to create a floral armature

30 November 2022 The coziest Wool, Holly and Kalanchoe Table Top Candy Cane Snowflake

A fuzzy wool and twig snowflake that starts out as a handful of candy canes.

28 December 2016 A bark strip and fluffed cotton disk wreath

Cover a wreath frame with bark strips and fluffed out cotton

21 December 2016 Add a Cotton pod Cuff to the Bark Christmas Stocking Armature

A fluffy cuff lines the top edge of the bark Christmas Stocking

14 June 2023 Fold a crab from grass

A fun coastal touch for your design... a woven crab.

Favourite Flowers


Sweet pea

Related Designs

19 February 2011 Crossing Boundaries

Twig waterfall creates the boundary between the "under" and the "over" of the design. Tutorial: How to cover test tubes with Rainbow Oasis

8 August 2012 Stringing in the rain

A veil of green wool, Spanish moss and dried hydrangeas hang over white lilies

21 August 2012 Just Right! Floral Art demonstration: Too Cold!

My first design in my demonstration at the BC Floral Art Society meeting

21 September 2016 I found it this way: Spiderweb design

This was the first design I did in my "I found it this way" floral art demonstration

19 June 2024 Do you know what the point is?

A bark armature standing on pointe for some gorgeous blue King Tut sweet peas

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

19 August 2015 Growth Medium

Design a bark and moss pod for a mushroom mini farm

14 December 2016 A Candy(cane) Cotton Christmas

A floral cotton candy cane

30 November 2022 Take a bough… it’s Christmas time!

A wool and twig snowflake design (made from candy canes!) that will last the entire Festive Season.

28 December 2016 A Jingle Cotton Christmas

Cover a wreath frame with bark and cotton for a textured Christmas wreath design

21 December 2016 A Gleaming Cotton Christmas

Glue bark to a wire frame to create a Christmas stocking armature

14 June 2023 Because I am beautiful!

It deserves a bowl all of it's own... right? I am (of course!) talking about these spectacular little sweet peas called King Tut. Not much else is needed. But add a cute little...