My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Beautiful Things

Beautiful Things floral art design

"Beautiful

Willow twig disk

things

Armature made of Phalaenopsis orchid stems with lichen and roots

don't

Phalaenopsis orhids

ask

Phalaenopsis orchid stems

for

Phalaenopsis orchid disk design

attention"

Spoken by Sean O’Connell, played by Sean Penn, from The Secret Life of Walter Mitty~ James Thurber

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Tutorials

29 July 2015 Disk Twig Armature

Glue a few wigs to follow the shape of a glass bowl to create a disk 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.

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.

6 March 2012 Glue a round stacked twig platter

Stack and glue tiny twigs to create a round platter

Favourite Flowers

Phalaenopsis

Phalaenopsis, Moth orchid

Related Designs

9 December 2015 On a Grand Scale

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

12 July 2017 Sparkler

A radiating twig design

29 November 2017 Marcescent

Glue a delicate autumn room devider

14 March 2018 Old, new trends

My article and willow birdcage design for wedding rings featured in DIY Weddings Magazine.

6 February 2019 Tread softly on winter

A delicate winter twig armature to show off the delicate beauty of these early spring coloured tulips.

6 March 2019 It almost happened today!

Craft snow puddles to keep your flowers upright

15 May 2019 Heard it through the grapevine?

Have you heard? I have wonderful news this week. Oh! and I also have this pretty grapevine armature shaped like the petals of an open rose to show you. But... Have you heard...

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...?