My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

'Twas right before Christmas

… Almost… almost Christmas time...

‘Twas right before Christmas floral art design

“... when out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,

Cymbidium orchid design

I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.

Rest a few mossy twigs over the design

Away to the window I flew like a flash,

Fold a few leaves in a zig zag pattern to support the orchids

tore open the shutters

Add a few red beads to hint at the Christmas to come

and threw up the sash…

Early winter design

… When, what to my wondering eyes should appear...

Poem by Clement Clarke Moore, A Visit from St. Nicholas (The Night Before Christmas) 1822

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27 November 2013 Zig-Zag leaf flower frog

Wire and fold a flat leaf to create a support to rest flowers on in a flat container

25 September 2013 Adding beads into a design

I wanted my beads to softly float above my snowball posy. If I glued the beads to some of the flowers it would just disappear in the mass of twigs and flowers.

Favourite Flowers


Cymbidium, Boat Orchid

Related Designs

1 February 2017 Not yet Spring, Spring but a spring

Coil wire and grass to create a spring

7 June 2017 Dream, Job

Create a grid to rest some plant material so that it floats and some with their stems to rest in the water below