My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

You Just Like You

“I’ve never

You Just Like You flower arrangement by Christine de Beer

met

Lily of the valley flower stem in a floral arrangement

anyone

Sustainable floral mechanics for Spring designs

like you

How to arrange a single flower so that it looks like a larger floral design

in my

Contemporary floral art flower arrangement that is sustainable and waste free

entire life”

Quote by Fred Rogers, played by Tom Hanks in A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood

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Tutorials

24 April 2024 Slot together Monstera Twin Leaves to create a design gap

A small bundle of Spring floral treasures framed with lush monstera foliage.

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 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.

16 August 2017 Criss-cross Monstera lace-up

Glue short sections of rosary vine into the natural gaps in the Monstera deliciosa leaf

4 February 2015 Fold over a tropical leaf cocoon

Fold and glue a Monstera deliciosa (delicious monster) leaf

27 June 2018 Foliage tube armature for long stemmed freesia buds

Curl and pin a few leaves into a tube to create an armature for those "left over" freesiabuds.

8 January 2020 Leaf-puddle for a short stem in a big vase

Add a leaf to a large-ish vase to create a small puddle of water for your short flower stem to rest in.

10 May 2023 Craft a padded wooden Dowel to position a leaf cone into the sharp teeth of a Kenzan

Prevent a leaf from ripping or bruising when positioning it in your design.

6 April 2022 Create a design gap with two leaves to create shivering whiskers for your Spring design

Adding design details to create tiny gaps for more design details.

30 March 2022 Double water source to keep Carnations hydrated in foliage cones

Quick and easy design... perfect for something tiny to celebrate spring.... everywhere!

2 June 2021 Two leaf lining your container to shelter your orchids

Create a shallow puddle in a larger container to keep your flowers in place.

6 January 2021 Rolled leaf shelter for a lean-in-closer tiny bud vase design

Create a tiny visual tunnel to focus attention.

13 January 2016 Stacked Grass Pyramid Armature

Stack snippets of grass on a wire frame to make a floating pyramid armature

22 August 2018 Vein Veil For Freesias

Cut a slight veil to frame your flowers with

Related Designs

8 May 2024 I mean… did you!?!

Playing with shapes to frame the light in a dramatic floral design.

22 August 2018 FreestyleFreesia

Dutch floral designer Pim van den Akker, from Flower Factor invited me to participate in a FloraHolland initiative promoting the versatility of Freesias entitled ...

22 August 2018 Freestyle Freesia design video for Flower Factor

Freestyle Freesia design video for Flower Factor

11 January 2023 Maybe Still Maybe

... a something to look forward to design that makes you lean in closer to see what might still be.

16 August 2017 Making Ends Meet

Criss-cross corset style connect the gaps in a Monstera deliciosa leaf

4 February 2015 collywobbles!

Fold foliage butterflies

27 June 2018 Look deep

Curl foliage to use as a natural armature for delicate buds.

4 April 2011 its a wrap!

Banana leaves used to wrap flowers instead of Tissue paper or Cellophane

8 January 2020 Rest a bit here

Gently curve a shallow area with a leaf to showcase a gorgeous flower with a short stem in a water filled vase

10 May 2023 By the cone full

A small design to display those last Spring snippets from your garden...

12 March 2014 Petrichor

A minimalist design in a shallow tray

6 April 2022 Gaps between those in-between Spring days

Give a minimal design a few grass "whiskers" to feel that Spring breeze.

30 March 2022 Cone of Gratitude

Sweet spring design to hold some buds

2 June 2021 Like an open book

Position foliage to create a smaller, shallow pond for your floral details to shelter in.

6 January 2021 I tip my (flower) cap!

An enclosed design that invites the onlooker to lean in closer to explore the pretty orchid.

13 January 2016 Once Upon A Time

Stack and glue a Grass Pyramid Armature