My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

As special as an almost never find

Rarely sometimes but

never often

incomparably uncommon

But on an unexpected blissful occasion

occurring more or less almost never

can you root out,

simply track down

such a rare find

Every week I add a new design with related tutorials. Be sure to subscribe to receive an email notification with design inspiration.

Tutorials

11 January 2017 Potted bark pod for a flowering plant

Cover a Styrofoam shape with bark to create a bowl for a potted design

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...

4 January 2011 Drinking straw "test tubes"

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

10 July 2012 Bark covered heart

Cover cardboard with bark to create a heart shaped log

17 September 2014 Bark Bowl

Glue bark onto a bowl to create a dome shape

21 December 2016 Bark Christmas Stocking

Cover a wire frame to create a Christmas stocking armature

22 January 2013 Bark Veneer Cardboard Cake stands

A quick and easy way to make a cardboard cake stand

14 January 2013 Bark and paper covered Styrofoam stand for ice cream cones

Press a wooden skewer into the Styrofoam to help the cones stand upright when displayed

22 January 2013 Bark Veneer Cardboard Floral Cake

Glue a stack of cardboard circles to create a log-like floral cake

5 February 2014 Bark Gift Bag

Cut and glue bark into a gift bag

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

7 April 2012 Just Hatched Papier Mache Easter Eggs

Glue newsprint paper to balloons to make large egg shaped containers to design in

Favourite Flowers

Paphiopedilum

Lady Slipper, Slipper orchid

Ceropegia woodii

Rosary vine, Chain of Hearts, Collar of hearts and String of hearts

Related Designs

15 March 2017 Wedding Welcome

My article and wedding direction board design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

18 October 2017 On the inside

For a softer autumn leaf pod turn the leaves so that the bright side faces in when making the pod.

13 December 2017 Just hear those sleigh bells jingling

Craft a bark sleigh that will last for weeks.

5 January 2011 Protea Composite

To create this huge Protea I took apart nine Protea flower heads and glued the tepals and bracts back on to a polystyrene ball to create a large Protea composite flower that is...

10 July 2012 Sticktoitness

Glue a heart shaped design made from bark and wood.

17 September 2014 Still

My bark bowl design and tutorial featured in the <strong>Centrepiece Wedding Magazine</strong>

19 August 2015 Growth Medium

Design a bark and moss pod for a mushroom mini farm

7 April 2012 Spring Clean

A clean Easter design. The tiny blossoms are Kalanchoe 'Calandiva Pink'. Tucked low in the paper eggs are a few Cymbidium orchids and the twigs are contorted hazel. The...

22 January 2013 It's High Time for Tea: from craft to art, taking a delicious floral journey with veneer techniques

This was my second two designs for my It's High Time for Tea Floral Craft and Art Demonstration at The Capilano Flower Arranging Club meeting</a></strong><br><br>