My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

The day came

The day came floral art design.

"And the day came

African Violets and Rosary vine on a rattan basket.

when the risk to remain

Place the tiny stems in small test tubes to keep them fresh

tight in a bud

Weave and curl the rattan and vine

was more painful

Rattan basket.

than the risk

African Violets and Rosary Vine in a tiny rattan basket.

it took to blossom"

quote by American author Anaïs Nin (1903-1977)

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29 May 2013 Tiny Rattan Basket

Weave a thin and delicate rattan basket

28 May 2013 Curling Rattan

Curl and twill rattan tendrils

4 January 2011 Drinking straw "test tubes"

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

18 January 2012 Butterfly hairclip claws to hold twigs in place while glue dries

Butterfly hair clips are the perfect little claws to help you hold tiny items in place while you wait for glue to dry

Favourite Flowers


African violet

Ceropegia woodii

Rosary vine, Chain of Hearts, Collar of hearts and String of hearts

Related Designs

15 June 2016 One tug

Weave willow bark strips into a nest and weave a bird from flax

21 March 2018 Bring some Spring

Just like the weather is only hinting at spring, so is this design only hinting at being a basket

9 January 2019 Magical Craftsmanship

My article and winter white Tulle bridal basket design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine.