My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman


23 March 2012 Curl Equisetum shoots into a snail shell spiral

Equisetum is hollow and jointed resembling miniature bamboo but it can be shaped into spirals by wiring the shoots

23 March 2012 Twig lattice to cover a basket

Make a lattice or grid cover for a basket by pressing sticks through the basket

21 March 2012 Where to cut Tulips to condition

Here is a trick to make sure your tulips will condition thoroughly

21 March 2012 BoutStix Floral Magnets as stabilizing weight for light accessories

Sometimes tiny accessories can be too light to neatly place in a design and needs a bit of weight to stabilize it.

15 March 2012 Paper log stack

I made this log stack from cardboard covered with bark

15 March 2012 Salty Playdough

Playdough is heavy, pliable, easy to mix, sticky, inexpensive and dries overnight. Perfect for floral art accessories!

15 March 2012 Permanent Mossy Stick tree

Create a twig tree by using clay to secure twigs and sticks into a pot

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.

6 March 2012 Glue a round stacked twig platter

Stack and glue tiny twigs to create a round platter

22 February 2012 Party Balloon water source for flowers

A water balloon can be a flexible and durable water source for plant material

22 February 2012 Coiled Grass Armature

Connect grass covered wire rings with short reed sections to create a natural looking Floral Art armature

15 February 2012 Gladiolus Composite

This looks spectacular but it is the easiest composite flower to make