My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Can it be?

The sounds of Christmas 2017: … just one more

can it be floral art design

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Pine tube

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Succulents inside the tube

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Winterscape floral design

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Glued pine needles

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Title from the Bing Crosby & David Bowie version of :Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy.

"The Little Drummer Boy" (originally known as "Carol of the Drum") is a popular Christmas song written by the American classical music composer and teacher Katherine Kennicott Davis in 1941.

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Tutorials

27 December 2017 Pine NeedleTube

Glue pine needles to a up-cycled disk to create a winter scene

6 March 2012 Glue a round stacked twig platter

Stack and glue tiny twigs to create a round platter

3 July 2012 Twig mushroom

Stack and wire a twig mushroom armature

4 December 2013 Large wax snowflakes

Artificial snow can be very "chemical" and flowers deteriorate quickly when exposed to it. It also dissolves in water. I use candle wax as "snow"

30 November 2016 Barely there Wreath armature

Glue snippets of Baby's breath and grass into a lace fine wreath shape to showcase the tiny chocolate cosmos buds

4 November 2015 Bleached Baby’s Breath Wreath

Glue a radiating wreath from bleached Gyp

4 May 2016 Loosened Wreath Armature

Snip a dried twig wreath to undo the spirals to hang around a glass container

26 October 2016 Folded Bleached Baby’s Breath Wreath Armature

Glued Baby's Breath Wreath, folded in half to create a moon shaped armature

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

4 December 2012 Twig Lanterns

Wire short twigs around wire rings to create rustic flameless tea-light lanterns

29 January 2014 Twig Shooting Star

Wire and glue a twig armature

12 July 2017 Twig sparkler

Glue twigs to radiate out from a central point

17 February 2016 Stack a Twig Enclosure

Loop and tie a few stacked twigs to create an enclosed floral armature

10 December 2014 Prickly Pine-needle Square

Create a floral foam cube for a Christmas "gift" table design

20 December 2017 Twinkle and Pine Christmas Star

Use a cardboard shape to craft a simple wire Christmas star

17 December 2014 Daisy shaped Pine Star

Use the sheath as a casing to create a decorative pine star

Favourite Flowers

Kalanchoe

Christmas Kalanchoe, Kalanchöe or Kalanchoë

Related Designs

4 December 2019 A Very Merry eucalyptus-collar-candle Christmas!

An easy and naturally fragrant winter white candle decoration to bring nature into your house this Christmas.

6 March 2012 Round and Round

Instead of weaving a platter try stacking the twigs from large to tiny small

3 July 2012 Twig-a-tude

Stack and wire twigs to create a twig mushroom with attitude for summer

30 November 2016 All things Autumn (by which I mean all things chocolate): Worth a second look

This was the fourth (and last) design I did in my "All things Autumn (by which I mean all things chocolate)" floral art demonstration

4 November 2015 Delicate

Bleached Gypsophila wreath with delicate autumn touches

26 August 2015 Bent

Weave a wreath from sweetpea stems and tendrils

4 May 2016 Ring-a-round

Open a vine wreath to create a spiral twig armature around a glass container

4 December 2012 'Tis the Season

My article looking at contrasts and 6 winter lantern designs featured in the DIY Wedding Magazine

29 January 2014 Glued to stay just so

Wire and glue a twig armature

12 July 2017 Sparkler

A radiating twig design

17 February 2016 Where would you put it!?!

Tie a twig armature enclosure for fresh flowers

10 December 2014 Let It Snow

Use floral foam to create a pine needle cube

20 December 2017 A Very Merry Christmas Star

A wire Christmas star with a secret plan to hide the twinkle

17 December 2014 Star of Wonder

Glue pine needles into star shapes