My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Delicate

Delicate floral art design

Dainty

Aranthera Orchids. Gyp and autumn leaves

wispy,

Aranthera Orchids and Baby's Breath

fine

Autumn Aranthera Orchids

floaty

Delicate Autumn table top wreath

ethereal

Bleached Gypsophila table top wreath

intricately spun

Bleached Gypsophila and Mokara Orchid table top wreath

... so delicately pretty!

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Tutorials

4 November 2015 Bleached Gypsophila

Gypsophila dries really well and can be bleached to a stunning winter white

4 November 2015 Bleached Baby’s Breath Wreath

Glue a radiating wreath from bleached Gyp

3 January 2011 Syringe with tube

Easy way to fill test tubes and easiest way to remove water from a vase

4 January 2011 Drinking straw "test tubes"

When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.

25 August 2011 Placing orchids in test tubes

Cut the Phalaenopsis orchid with a bit of green stem attached. This will make them last longer.

16 August 2011 Fast way to fill a lot of test tubes in awkward places

I do not believe in arranging flowers without a water source of some kind. I want my flowers to remain as beautiful for as long as possible and I often get quite creative to...

12 June 2012 Sticky Shooting Star

Glue gypsophila sticks, flowers and dandelion seeds into a star shape

16 August 2011 Cut spiked flower stems and foliage into short sections

Orchids grow in long flower spikes. It is great to use the entire stem but sometimes you need shorter section. There is a trick to cutting the stems without leaving a visible...

8 May 2013 Glue a Sisal Fiber Bubble

Mix Sisal fibers and glue to make a bubble

7 December 2011 Glue a forest filigree twig wreath

This wreath is not woven but glued to create a see-through forest filigree

Favourite Flowers

Gypsophila

Baby’s breath, soap wort, Gyp, Gypsophila

Related Designs

25 November 2015 So white

A dried Baby's breath and fresh orchid wreath

26 October 2016 Harvest Moon

Fold a fine twig wreath in half to create a moon shaped armature

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 January 2017 New Year's Wreath

Decorate an artificial wreath with fresh flowers and frosted twigs

27 December 2017 Can it be?

Craft a pine tube to display a soft and snow filled winter scene

11 April 2018 Follow the line

Stack a few glass containers and fill each with water to a different level.

6 March 2019 It almost happened today!

Craft snow puddles to keep your flowers upright

18 September 2019 It’s a sugar rush!

A perfectly imperfect wild willow wreath to display the first Autumn treasures of the year.

25 April 2011 Drinking straws become flower test tubes

Design 2: Up-cycle drinking straws to make tiny test tubes to hold the orchids on my willow twig blind.

21 June 2011 WAFA 10th International Flower Show in Boston USA: This Glorious Earth

I wove my Zipper from just over 300 short, dried rose twigs with tiny thorns on them. The delicate "fabric" at the back of the design is woven rose bush roots. Aranthera and...

30 May 2012 The Beauty in the Sleeping Woods

As a floral artist I am inspired by the endurance of nature and my work is still re-creating the Sleeping Beauty Castle of my imagination.

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

28 August 2013 Losing some of that Muchness

A barely there sisal Mad Hatter's floral hat

18 December 2013 Jingle Belling

Glue a stacked twig round-about to use as a Christmas table top wreath

8 May 2013 So happy together

Glue a sisal bubble for a few delicate flowers to rest in