My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

A Jingle Cotton Christmas

A Jingle Cotton Christmas floral art design

Jingle bell, jingle bell,

Add tiny silver bells to the wreath design

jingle bell rock

White roses and jingle bells

Jingle bells chime

Vine tendrils

in jingle bell time

Cotton and bark wreath

Dancing and prancing

Winter white roses

in Jingle Bell Square

Jingle bell, vine, roses cotton and bark wreath.

... in the frosty air...

"Jingle Bell Rock" is an American popular Christmas song first released by Bobby Helms in 1957

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Tutorials

28 December 2016 A bark strip and fluffed cotton disk wreath

Cover a wreath frame with bark strips and fluffed out cotton

4 January 2011 Drinking straw "test tubes"

When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.

28 December 2016 Adding snow to twigs

Glue artificial snow to twigs

13 April 2012 A secret trick to conditioning new growth

Conditioning new growth and sprouts are difficult because the little sprouts have not had time to fully develop its cellular structure to survive being cut and taking up water on...

2 June 2011 Papier Mache

I save all the thin tissue paper or un-printed newsprint papers that are wrapped around the flowers that are delivered to me to make batches of Papier Mache with. These sheets...

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

10 July 2012 Bark covered heart

Cover cardboard with bark to create a heart shaped log

19 March 2011 Melting Wax for Floral Art

For Floral Art the temperature of the wax rarely exceeds the minimum melting point.

4 December 2013 Large wax snowflakes

Artificial snow can be very "chemical" and flowers deteriorate quickly when exposed to it. It also dissolves in water. I use candle wax as "snow"

2 December 2015 Silver bell Christmas Greenery kissing ball

Use delicate sprigs of cypress or juniper, fir, pine, eucalyptus, ivy or a combination of them all to create a winter themed kissing bough

15 December 2011 Sugar Frosted flowers, fruit or foliage

Egg white and sugar creates a natural frost effect

Favourite Flowers

Rosa

Rose

Related Designs

6 December 2017 While I sing of beauty's treasure

Glue the most delicate twig table top Christmas tree

19 December 2018 Oh Florist-tree

Craft an Eucalyptus Christmas tree

24 June 2015 Staying connected

My article and a floral cell phone re-charge station design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

21 December 2016 A Gleaming Cotton Christmas

Glue bark to a wire frame to create a Christmas stocking armature

14 December 2016 A Candy(cane) Cotton Christmas

A floral cotton candy cane

8 June 2016 When the wind whisper

Glue a fantasy forest from Popsicle sticks, grape vine tendrils and willow tips

16 March 2016 Creative Expectations

My article and a floral parasol design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

19 August 2015 Growth Medium

Design a bark and moss pod for a mushroom mini farm

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!

14 February 2013 Making it work somewhere between a rock and a hard place

Sometimes creative blunders becomes creative inspiration

4 December 2012 'Tis the Season

My article looking at contrasts and 6 winter lantern designs featured in the DIY Wedding Magazine

15 December 2011 Rocking around Three Candle Trees

Wire spirals twisted around candles to make small Christmas trees for the Christmas Eve dinner table

2 December 2015 Stacking the odds in your favour

Cover a wire frame for a winter kissing bough.