My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Flower Girl’s Butterfly Net and Ring Bearer Bug Box

My article and do-it-yourself design projects in the summer issue of
DIY Weddings Magazine

Flower Girl’s Butterfly Net and Ring Bearers Bug Box

Two fairy tale design details…

Chrysanthemum petals to scatter.

that will capture the imagination of even the youngest members of your wedding party.

Bug box for the Ring Bearer.

A tiny bug box to carry your rings in for the ring bearer…

Fill the flower girl butterfly net with Chrysanthemum petals.

and a small butterfly net

Decorate the net with ivy and palm leaf butterflies.

filled with confetti petals for a small flower girl to scatter down the aisle.

Tie the wedding rings to the bug box with ribbon.

I wanted the designs to look fairy made and natural rather than perfect and straight.

Glue a few palm leaf and Chrysanthemum petal butterflies to the bug box

Although very few flowers are arranged into the designs, you will find that you use quite a few willow and hazel branches to weave with.

Willow and Hazel butterfly net for a flower girl.

You can do these months ahead of the wedding and simply add a few blossoms, ivy or Chrysanthemum petal and palm leaf butterflies before the wedding, as I did here.

Palm leaf butterfly on the net.

The designs are quite durable and will endure scrutiny by curious little hands even though they may look delicate and fragile.

Christine de Beer DIY Wedding Magazine project.

Thank you DIY Weddings Magazine for the opportunity to be part of your beautiful summer issue.

The DIY Wedding Magazine is written and created for brides, by brides, and filled with inspirational ideas for weddings. The summer issue is packed full of do-it-yourself projects, budget saving ideas and professional advice.

Every week I add a new design with related tutorials. Be sure to subscribe to receive an email notification with design inspiration.

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.




Chrysanthemum or "mums"

Salix matsudana "Tortuosa"

Curly Willow, Chinese Willow, Tortured Willow, Globe Willow, Dragon's Claw, Hankow Willow