My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Dance lessons from the Autumn leaves

Dance lessons from the Autumn leaves floral art design

First you Sway

Creative way to display foraged autumn leaves in a floral design

Then turn, turn, turn

Contemporary floral design using for fall

Half a Tumble and

Minimal and sustainable flower arrangement for fall

sweep.

Spiral spiked design crafted from nature

Then swing

How to make a time saving radiating autumn design for floral designers

Wave, wave, wave...

How to design with flowers without using floral foam

Shake a

Zero waste and sustainable floral design

flutter and finish with a

Unique and creative ideas for flower arrangers

twirl, twirl, twirl

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Tutorials

6 November 2019 Dancing fall leaves... on a stick

Spike fall leaves and water tubes to create a minimal radiating autumn display

6 November 2019 Drying leaves to have the exact same curve

Threat a stack of leaves to dry so that they shrivel and dry up in a similar way.

22 April 2011 Test tube on a stick

Include a single floret (such as an orchid) or bundle a few weaker stems (such as lily of the valley) into an arrangement or hand tie by wiring a test tube to a stick.

2 October 2013 Spiny Twig Porcupine Armature

Glue a few twigs to display Autumn flowers and foliage on

22 September 2012 Stir-stick Sunburst

Glue a radiating armature from stir-sticks.

22 September 2012 Stiffen and set skeletonized leaves into a whirl

Skeletonized leaves can be shaped while wet to create shapes

7 August 2019 A Three level Kenzan skewer stack to Radiate Gladiolus spikes flat in a shallow container

Build up a design in a shallow container by stacking it by threading the plant material into the teeth of a pin cushion in three levels.

16 October 2012 Taco-shaped twig armature

Make a half-moon shaped armature to fill with flowers

1 May 2012 Cinderella Spiral Pumpkin from Midelino Cane Coils

Tie Midelino Cane coils to make a spiral armature

26 November 2014 Sticks stuck in a ground covered foundation

Glue potting soil to polystyrene to create a natural looking armature

10 July 2012 Stabilizing sticks for dried or fresh flowers

Create a full design without the weight by stabilizing the flowers with glued sticks. This is a great alternative to floral foam.

Favourite Flowers

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum or "mums"

Related Designs

2 October 2013 Prickly

Build a twig porcupine armature for fall flowers

22 September 2012 Turning of the leaves

An Autumn Equinox design that captures the moment before the spectacular colour burst of autumn floats around again

7 August 2019 Point Out: this is a single bunch of gladiolus!

Cut stems of Gladiolus to place in a radiating summer design.

16 October 2012 Bright, brighter… brightest!

Celebrate the bright colours of autumn with lilies and Chinese lanterns

26 November 2014 Late Autumn Early Christmas.

Glue a ground foundation for a late autumn design