My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Be My Twig-Heart

Sometimes, said Pooh,

the smallest

things

take up the

most room

in your heart

Quote by A.A. Milne. author of Winnie-the-Pooh

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Tutorials

10 February 2016 Free Standing Twig and Wire Heart Armature

Bend wires and fill in the gabs with Stillingia twigs to make a delicate heart armature

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.

21 March 2012 Where to cut Tulips to condition

Here is a trick to make sure your tulips will condition thoroughly

22 May 2012 Bite and snap a sturdy twig

Break the sturdy twig on the scribe line.

Favourite Flowers

Tulipa

Tulip

Related Designs

8 February 2017 It could hold

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

14 February 2018 Two Are

Equisetum Valentine's hearts

13 February 2019 Pick Love

Craft a willow heart to display 12 red roses to celebrate Valentine's Day.

11 February 2011 A Work of Heart

Carving hearts out of Rainbow Oasis to create an under water design

3 August 2011 Magnetic Fields Forever

The heart shape of my corsage is woven from shaved wood and then decorated with green strawberries. I used corsage magnets to place the corsage on the lapel of a jacket

16 November 2011 Winter formal

The elongated heart shape Echeveria waist corsage is meant to be worn low around the hip as a trailing ribbon clasp.

3 January 2012 Going Cold Twinkle Turkey

Is it better to go Cold Twinkle Turkey and embrace the minimalist living room or rather ease into it?

1 February 2012 Steeling yourself against stealing creativity

I wrote this article for Wedding Business Success (an online meeting place for the wedding industry) exploring a positive way of looking at creativity and... stealing!

7 February 2012 Grow Love

Love grows!

21 March 2012 A Floral Fable: Mood Design

This is a detailed look at my first Floral Fable demonstration design

19 June 2012 Designing a Feeling

The emotions your designs inspire give real meaning to your work. My article in the Canadian Florist Magazine

10 July 2012 Sticktoitness

Glue a heart shaped design made from bark and wood.

18 September 2012 Tying the knot and loosening those curls

Romantic rose centerpiece with just a bit of an edge featured in the DIY Wedding Magazine

10 January 2013 A quirky kind of Love

Retail florists and wholesalers are already designing, ordering and preparing their product range for Valentine's Day. This is my article that I wrote for the December 2012...

12 October 2013 Have a heart!

This is my article that I wrote for the Sympathy Design Issue of Canadian Florist Magazine

15 January 2014 Love at second sight

This is my article that I wrote for the Valentine's Design Issue of Canadian Florist Magazine

11 February 2015 Love Spell

Weave willow to create a heart shaped wand design