My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Forever… incomplete

Forever… incomplete floral design by Christine de Beer

“Ever unfolding

Bark armature display for fresh Wisteria flowers

Ever expanding

Beautiful blue wisteria flower arranging for sustainable designs

Ever adventurous

Reusable floral structure for sustainable flower arranging

and torturous

Contemporary environmentally friendly floral design inspiration

… but never done”

Lyrics from Incomplete by Alanis Morissette

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

Tutorials

6 May 2020 a Just-Replace-The-Flowers-When-They-Wilt freestanding bark armature

Part of sustainable designing is designing with the entire life-cycle of your work in mind. Designing armatures is a lasting and ever changing design solution.

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.

7 September 2012 The Three legged trick for Upright Constructions

When in doubt, always give your armature three legs. Two legs are simply not enough and four legs will wobble if it is even slightly off balance.

22 May 2012 Bite and snap a sturdy twig

Break the sturdy twig on the scribe line.

19 February 2020 Twig snippet pillar armature

A great do-in-advance and reusable design solution for a winter, early spring floral display.

21 February 2018 Stem line-up

Line up stems to create a base for the heavy Hanging Heliconia stems

18 June 2014 Sticking a stick curve to create a hollowed out crescent armature

An easy way to create a neat curve in a very short time

24 July 2012 Blow away hot glue strands

When you glue a structure with hot glue there are always a few stray strands of glue stuck all over the design. Blow it away with a hairdryer.

20 April 2016 Free standing Willow twig armature with a hidden water source

Cut a few willow twigs to split to create legs for the armature

28 February 2018 Marching winter frosted twig and freesia stack

Frost a few twigs to craft a delicate armature for fragrant freesias

12 July 2017 Twig sparkler

Glue twigs to radiate out from a central point

Related Designs

19 February 2020 The Upside of being Inside

A creative design that has some height to it without blocking the view. This can easily be scaled up or down to match the environment you want to display it in.

12 April 2011 Intimate Dinner For Two- Table Setting Competition Class

Floral Sushi Dinner, for two

21 February 2018 Impossible things

A cut stem flower frog for the heavy Hanging Heliconia flowers

18 June 2014 Stuck stick

Glue a few sticks to create a hollowed out crescent armature

20 April 2016 That Will Be

Freestanding willow twig armature design

28 February 2018 March Days

Line up a few frosted twigs to march across a shallow container

12 July 2017 Sparkler

A radiating twig design