My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

The Upside of being Inside

The Upside of being Inside flower arrangement by Christine de Beer

Its got a this side and that side

Reusable Twig armature for a long lasting floral display at an event

And a upside and a downside

How to add a touch of winter to floral designs

And a front side and a backside

Creative design solutions for busy floral designers

And a side side and an other side

How to keep flowers hydrated in a sustainable display

And a pretty side and a view from the opposite side

Unique and fun ideas for nature crafts

And an over side and an underside

Floral styling ideas for interior spaces

… but as far as liking it’s snowy side or it’s twig side most?

Florist solutions that makes designing with flowers more fun

Nope… not taking any sides.

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Tutorials

19 February 2020 Twig snippet pillar armature

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

22 May 2012 Bite and snap a sturdy twig

Break the sturdy twig on the scribe line.

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.

28 December 2016 Adding snow to twigs

Glue artificial snow to twigs

8 January 2014 Twig Tumbler

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

21 May 2014 Square Twig Cube

Glue twigs together to create a cube armature

25 March 2015 Jiyek Braiding a Pussy Willow Twig Blind

A design inspired by traditional Jiyek braiding techniques

24 June 2015 Twig Cell phone Charging Station Centrepiece

Create an arched design to hide the electrical outlet for a cell phone charging station

29 July 2015 Disk Twig Armature

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

9 December 2015 Scalable twig and Phalaenopsis orchid winterscape panel

This design can easily scale up or down by using larger or smaller pieces of wood to create a larger wall panel or make a few of these panels to stack as tiles to create a more...

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.

6 September 2017 Contained rose twig stack

Glue the twigs in a container to easily follow the round shape

6 February 2019 Winter White Twig Screen

Glue twigs to screen delicate flowers for a wintry design.

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.

Favourite Flowers

Phalaenopsis

Phalaenopsis, Moth orchid

Related Designs

6 May 2020 Forever… incomplete

Craft a pretty armature that can be used again and again.

23 September 2020 Getting a head start on all that Fall-ing

Floral styling using mostly dried material that will last the entire Autumn.

14 October 2020 Stick it out… the creative spirit version

Soft minimal Fall armature making it easy to replace the flowers as the season progress.

3 March 2021 Spring Tray-ning

A Spring basket design for catching falling blossom petals.

8 January 2014 It's stick season!

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

21 May 2014 Square

Glue a stick cube to fit a cube vase

25 March 2015 Pulling some Strings

Braid a twig blind armature

24 June 2015 Staying connected

My article and a floral cell phone re-charge station design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

29 July 2015 Beautiful Things

Glue a few twigs into a disk armature

9 December 2015 On a Grand Scale

My article and a floral panel design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

6 September 2017 One of those difficult questions

Glue a bunch of twigs inside a container to create a round stack

6 February 2019 Tread softly on winter

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

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...?