My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Cymbidium Friendship Arrangement in a Papier Mache Container

According to Hanakotoba and Floriography (the languages of flowers) the Asian Cymbidium is considered a gift of respect and friendship and the florets are also considered symbols of "virtue" and "morality" in many other cultures.

Cymbidium orchid arrangement in a Papier Mache container

This is the perfect no guilt compostable gift container. Make the flower container out of unpainted Papier Mache that can be used as garden mulch. You can even add a few flower seeds into the pulp and ask the recipient of your gift to plant the container after use.

Cymbidium orchid arrangement

The arrangement includes Cymbidium orchids, roses, pincushion Proteas (Leucospermum) and fan palm leaves

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Christine de Beer

This is my ongoing creative workbook to research and capture design projects and techniques. You will mostly find ideas for floral art but I will also include some other projects such as gift packaging, cards and even cake decorating with a few lifestyle projects arranged in between.

Everything you see in this workbook was designed, made and photographed by me, unless specific credit is given to another designer.




Cymbidium, Boat Orchid


Protea (but each variety also has a common name)