My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Gently down the stream

Gently down the stream floral art design

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How to fold banana leaf rice packets to create a flower arrangement

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Reduce stress by connecting with nature with mindful crafting using plant material

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Original ideas for flower arrangers

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A low budget flowerless floral design

Life is but a...

Creative and unique ideas that makes your floral design more professional

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"Row, Row, Row Your Boat" is an English language nursery rhyme and a popular children's song.

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Tutorials

4 September 2019 Stack banana leaf rice pockets to float as rosettes

Fold and peg banana leaves into pockets so that they float freely on water. This is inspired by a traditional banana leaf craft used to cook rice in.

30 December 2015 Eucalyptus rose

Release the soothing effect of the aroma and vapors from the Eucalyptus leaves my slightly crushing it while making roses

28 February 2011 Paper flowers

You can use any type of paper to make flowers. I use tissue paper, Crêpe paper, cardboard, newsprint and coffee filters (new and used) to make sweet peas, carnations, paper...

6 September 2011 Autumn leaf Roses

I used to make baskets full of these when I was a little girl. We had a big Acasia thorn tree and I used to spear my “roses” onto the tree pretending I was the fairy responsible...

11 November 2012 Autumn Leaf Rosette

Great way to use all the autumn leaves you collect on walks during the season. Slowly build up the leaf rosette and let the leaves dry before adding a few more.

2 July 2019 Grass Spiral Wind Spinner

Thread grass into flexi grass to create a spinner that gently turns in the wind.

3 January 2012 Bubble raft to float flowers

Flowers naturally float in water. They just don’t always naturally float on water. For that they sometimes need a bit of help.

Related Designs

3 July 2019 Taking a Breather

A relaxing summer design that spins gently in the wind

30 December 2015 Achoo! Season

Fold and roll a rose from Eucalyptus leaves

1 March 2017 Gumusservi

To celebrate the 6th year anniversary of My Creative Workbook I am looking at the most popular Tutorial I have done to date:

11 July 2018 Stay-a-Float

Snip florets from a hydrangea mop head to float on water

17 January 2018 Flowering Between a Rock and a Hard place

Create a subtle contrast by floating or anchoring some of your design elements.

3 January 2012 Going Cold Twinkle Turkey

Is it better to go Cold Twinkle Turkey and embrace the minimalist living room or rather ease into it?

24 September 2014 Leapfrog

Fold and weave a frog from grass

5 December 2018 Personal Preference

The third design I did for my book launch demonstration looking at aspects that influences my effortless style of designing.