My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

A Very Merry Season’s Greetings Holly Jolly Happy Most Wonderful Christmas Time to you!

So… I was thinking…

Maybe… just maybe…
You need an extra Christmas wish this year.

So from my design room to yours:

Merry Christmas to you.

And if you are struggling a bit today: Please know that I am so, so happy there’s a “you”. You have added so much joy to my life. And if you did not visit me every week my life would be poorer.

Thank you for stopping by.

Merry Christmas to you.

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Tutorials

25 December 2018 Twig Snowflake

Glue twigs into a snowflake twig armature for Christmas trimmings.

24 December 2018 Curl tinsel

Gently pull the tinsel over a blade to curl

5 May 2011 Unravel wire from a copper pot scrubber

Up-cycle a pot scrubber to get a huge roll of very pretty copper wire

4 January 2011 Drinking straw "test tubes"

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

22 May 2012 Bite and snap a sturdy twig

Break the sturdy twig on the scribe line.

28 December 2016 Adding snow to twigs

Glue artificial snow to twigs

8 February 2017 A Sprouting Spring Twig Heart

Carefully glue a twig armature to display the mini-miniature Darling orchids

18 January 2017 T-connect twigs to shadow a design

Split a twig to create a t connection to hover a twig over the design

20 December 2017 Twinkle and Pine Christmas Star

Use a cardboard shape to craft a simple wire Christmas star

12 June 2012 Sticky Shooting Star

Glue gypsophila sticks, flowers and dandelion seeds into a star shape

25 November 2015 Winter White Gyp Wreath

A dried wreath in winter white

18 December 2012 Wire hooks for baubles

Bend thin decorative wire to create hooks to hang baubles or design details

18 January 2012 Butterfly hairclip claws to hold twigs in place while glue dries

Butterfly hair clips are the perfect little claws to help you hold tiny items in place while you wait for glue to dry

Favourite Flowers

Phalaenopsis

Phalaenopsis, Moth orchid

Related Designs

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...?

8 February 2017 It could hold

A fragile looking heart made from twigs that can hold a lot of orchids

11 June 2012 Wish Upon a Dandelion Star

A sticky shooting star made with gypsophila stems and fluffy dandelion seeds

25 November 2015 So white

A dried Baby's breath and fresh orchid wreath