My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

To have your centerpiece... and eat it too

We often hear "you first eat with your eyes" or "a feast for the eyes" -I love that.
Of course presentation matters!
This was my design for The Capilano Flower Arranging Club workshop. We were exploring designs using all things edible: fruit, vegetables and a bit of herbs.

Edible floral art design

For my design I used a fruit that is a vegetable

Edible centerpiece for an Italian dinner table.

The plump vine tomatoes were so pretty that all I needed to do was add a sprinkle of chives and a few sheets of lasagna.

Well, maybe we also need a bit of cheese....

Vine tomatoes, lasagne and chive centerpiece.

I used Kyogi paper to separate the lasagna sheets.

Kyogi paper was historically used in Japan to wrap food. All natural, keeps the food from drying out, adds a subtle flavour and it can be composted to return to the crop-soil-cycle! It is pine (or cedar) wood that is shaved so thin its almost transparent. It can be wrapped, rolled, cut, stained, torn and easily glued.

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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.