My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

A little bit of Art and Soul

It’s not just the little bit of sticks, twigs, leaves and flowers that make up a design.

There is also a touch of something…

Something much less tangible,

something added that is so part of the designer

that it changes a little bit into a whole lot!

Thanks Alicia for the interview and featuring my design work on Flirty Fleurs!

Alicia Schwede is a well-known florist designing beautiful floral details in Denver, Colorado, USA. You can visit her blog Bella Fiori

Note: "Give a little bit of Heart and Soul" is an 80’s song by British pop band T'Pau

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Tutorials

24 July 2012 Stacked Twig Roundabout

This is a great way to use all those bits of twigs and sticks in your design room to make a floral armature

22 May 2012 Bite and snap a sturdy twig

Break the sturdy twig on the scribe line.

24 July 2012 Blow away hot glue strands

When you glue a structure with hot glue there are always a few stray strands of glue stuck all over the design. Blow it away with a hairdryer.

4 January 2011 Drinking straw "test tubes"

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

Related Designs

21 October 2015 Watch the leaves turn

Roll autumn leaves to create a wreath

28 October 2015 On Pumpkin Coloured Days

Create a besom broom to sweep up those Autumn leaves

12 July 2017 Sparkler

A radiating twig design

6 September 2017 One of those difficult questions

Glue a bunch of twigs inside a container to create a round stack

17 July 2019 … and... a bit more... effort… to make it special

Instead of just placing a handful of twigs and two stems of sweet peas in a vase... why not...?

6 September 2011 When Autumn Fall

Autumn leaf composite flower

28 February 2012 Design-time saving tip sheet for a demanding Mother’s Day

Time Saving Tips and Article in the Canadian Florist Magazine

29 November 2011 Jack Frost’s Christmas stocking

I used wire, fishing line (mono-filament) and Phalaenopsis orchid roots to make a messy lace Christmas stocking and dressed the stocking with frost green Cymbidium orchids

20 December 2011 Our finest gifts we bring,

A small, all natural gift box woven from palm

11 April 2011 Veiled Sunshine:50th Anniversary of the South African Orchid Society at the Cape Town Convention Centre.

Bright and sunny cymbidium orchids and roses, lilies, lisianthus and pincushions

5 January 2012 Designing Your Way to Profits

Floral Craftsmanship Article in the Canadian Florist Magazine

15 February 2012 Blue Harlequin

A small hand held design as an alternative to a corsage.