My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Kalanchoe Christmas Bauble

Cut a length of wire

Cut a length of wire

Make a curl in the one end of the wire

Make a curl in the one end of the wire

Glue the curled end to an acorn

Glue the curled end to an acorn

Glue a Kalanchoe flower to the acorn sealing the cut wound with the glue.

Glue a Kalanchoe flower to the acorn sealing the cut wound with the glue.

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Start to add two more flowers...

And a few more flowers below those

And a few more flowers below those

Glue flowers to on half of the acorn before turning it over and adding flowers to the other half

Glue flowers to one half of the acorn before...

Turn it over and adding flowers to the other half

turning it over and adding flowers to the other half

Cover the rest of the acorn with flowers and hang it in the design from the wire tendril.

Cover the rest of the acorn with flowers and hang it in the design from the wire tendril.

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Tutorials

26 July 2011 Wire Tendrils

Curl the wire at irregular intervals to create a natural wire tendril similar to that of a passion fruit plant

5 May 2011 Wire baubles

Make baubles from wire

19 April 2012 Floral Fridge magnet in a nutshell

Tuck one half of a corsage magnet in a nutshell before designing to create a floral fridge magnet

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4 December 2019 A Very Merry eucalyptus-collar-candle Christmas!

An easy and naturally fragrant winter white candle decoration to bring nature into your house this Christmas.

23 December 2020 Have yourself a Merry Cellulose Fibre Christmas: wired snowball pom pom for a woven grass Christmas tree

...ok not really that fancy- it’s made from paper pulp. Some cardboard to wrap the string around… really. In the spirit of 2020- I am inspired by the endless stream of cardboard...

23 November 2011 Earthly Angel

Christmas Flower Trends 2011 starts with a Floral Craft Assignment from the Floral Trends Design Group to make an Earthly Angel garden decoration.