My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Wave Wrap

When snowflakes fall

Wave Wrap floral art design by Christine de Beer

they stack up

Anthurium flowers on a birch bark spiral

crystal

Anthurium flowers displayed in a birch and wine glass bud vase

by ice crystal,

Spiral wrap some birch bark to decorate a bud vase with

it creates air pockets

Anthurium flowers and a birch and wine glass bud vase for a winter floral display

that absorbs sound.

Spiral wrap some birch bark to display two anthurium flowers in a bud vase

Snow wraps up all those noise waves…

How to curl birch bark into a spiral

and gifts us

How to use birch bark in flower arrangements

with a perfect wave of

Manipulate birch bark into shapes for contemporary floral designs

peace and quiet.

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Tutorials

17 January 2024 A birch bark spiral wrap to cradle floral details in a wine glass

Spiral birch bark strips into two mirror images to create a wintery wrap for a bud vase.

13 October 2011 Spiral Wire Cages

The cage spirals to form a basket that wrap around the plump ripe berries (or you can slip in a flower) to hang as connections between the twigs.

26 June 2013 Birch Bark Wings to hang over the rim of a glass

Simple and natural floral accessory for a sherry glass

13 December 2017 Long lasting bark and Kalanchoe sleigh

Kalanchoe flowers last weeks without a water source and is the perfect way to dress up a bark and silver bell sleigh

5 February 2014 Bark Gift Bag

Cut and glue bark into a gift bag

22 December 2021 Patina Copper Spiral Bauble and Pinecone Cascade

A beautiful pinecone dressed up for Christmas.

11 January 2017 Potted bark pod for a flowering plant

Cover a Styrofoam shape with bark to create a bowl for a potted design

10 July 2012 Bark covered heart

Cover cardboard with bark to create a heart shaped log

19 August 2015 Bark pod for growing a Pearl Oyster mushroom mini farm

Glue bark to a Papier Maché and wire frame to create a pod shaped armature

28 December 2016 A bark strip and fluffed cotton disk wreath

Cover a wreath frame with bark strips and fluffed out cotton

25 November 2020 Contactless gift exchange wreath perfect to double as Santa’s Gift Bag for your front door

Craft a small pouch into a half-and-half wreath so that you can leave... and receive tiny gifts and cards in true Christmas 2020 style .

10 March 2012 Kyogi paper wood veneer

I wanted to create extremely light weight wooden blocks for my design. The easiest way is to cover Styrofoam with a Kyogi paper veneer.

11 October 2023 Wood chip and sparkle mushroom cornucopia

A horn of plenty... seasonal sparkle.

Favourite Flowers

Anthurium

Anthurium, Tailflower, painters palette, Flamingo flower

Ceropegia woodii

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

Salix matsudana "Tortuosa"

Curly Willow, Chinese Willow, Tortured Willow, Globe Willow, Dragon's Claw, Hankow Willow

Related Designs

13 October 2011 Direct Contrasts

I have always been fascinated, as a designer, by the idea that there is a point when extremes or direct contrasts flip into its opposite.

26 June 2013 All it needed

Clean, simple and restrained elegance: a single jasmine stem in a wine glass. All it needed was just a few extra blades of grass to tie it all together. And wings, of course!

23 July 2014 Chain of Thought

Knot small stems into decorative chain garlands

22 October 2014 Stand Around

Fold and roll leaves to create an Autumn swirl

22 January 2013 It's High Time for Tea: from craft to art, taking a delicious floral journey with veneer techniques

This was my second two designs for my It's High Time for Tea Floral Craft and Art Demonstration at The Capilano Flower Arranging Club meeting.

13 December 2017 Just hear those sleigh bells jingling

Craft a bark sleigh that will last for weeks.

5 February 2014 Treasured Time

This is my article that I wrote for the Mother's Day Design Issue of Canadian Florist Magazine

11 January 2017 As special as an almost never find

Sometimes you find such a beautiful plant that you just can't bring yourself to cut it. This design explores using the entire plant, pot and all, in a design

22 December 2021 It’s the most… it’s the most… wonderful Patina Copper Spiral Bauble Christmas of all!

This is the fifth of my Christmas 2021 series of designs. This year in the form of a mini workshop… my Christmas present to you. This week I will show you how to add a mostly...

10 July 2012 Sticktoitness

Glue a heart shaped design made from bark and wood.

19 August 2015 Growth Medium

Design a bark and moss pod for a mushroom mini farm

28 December 2016 A Jingle Cotton Christmas

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

25 November 2020 Have yourself a Merry Cellulose Fibre Christmas: Santa’s gift bag wreath

...ok not really that fancy- it’s made from paper pulp. A cardboard box gift bag wreath… really. In the spirit of 2020- I am inspired by the endless stream of cardboard boxes...

11 October 2023 Plenty Glow to Harvest

Glow and sparkle bark armature to celebrate the first signs of Autumn

9 April 2011 Vanilla

Vanilla Design for the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa