My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman


13 March 2011 Wire and bend Equisetum

Create lasting shapes by wiring Equisetum

10 March 2011 Hot Glue nest

Place a plate under your hot glue gun to catch drips when you work. You can use these drops of dried glue later in designs

8 March 2011 Cover fruit with wax

Dipping red grapes in pale wax creates a cloudy layer that is not only anti-bacterial (prevents fruit from spoiling and releasing the ethylene gas) but also gives depth and...

3 March 2011 Reflex Tulip Petals

Tulip petals can be opened or reflexed to create a fuller bloom

2 March 2011 Wax Disk

I loved how peaceful this smooth wax looked when combined with the tulip and tendrils. Like a lily floating on a pond.

1 March 2011 Paper covered Wire

Cover the wire with the raffia

28 February 2011 Paper flowers

You can use any type of paper to make flowers. I use tissue paper, Crêpe paper, cardboard, newsprint and coffee filters (new and used) to make sweet peas, carnations, paper...

27 February 2011 Relaxing Lavender Salt Spa Bath

Made from crushed Lavender and Salt

20 February 2011 Types of Floral Foam

Dry foam (normally a grey block) used for dried or artificial flower arrangements, wet foam (normally a green block) for fresh flower arrangements and decorative Rainbow Oasis...

20 February 2011 Soaking Floral Foam

Each block of foam holds forty times its own weight in water. One brick holds two litres of water

19 February 2011 Pebbles

Cut and smooth pebbles out of Rainbow Oasis

19 February 2011 Rainbow Oasis rocks!

Trying all kinds of floral foam to get the best results when carving