My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Getting a head start on all that Fall-ing

Getting a head start on Fal-ling floral arrangement by Christine de Beer

Of yellowing grasses…

A reed hemisphere armature for a fall floral design

and the very, very first pumpkins

Fall floral styling that is sustainable and zero waste

and that eager bright coloured leaves in a forest of still mostly green getting a head start on falling down

Sustainable foam free flower arranging ideas

and baskets

Meaningful floral design projects

and so many tendrils

Fall floral design armatures for soft minimal interior styling

… and the relief of those cooler rainy days

Do ahead floral decorations for Autumn

and the first time reaching for that one cozy, cozy can-only-be-worn-when-in-between-weather-arrives sweater.

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Tutorials

23 September 2020 All dried Autumn hemisphere design that will outlast even the falling leaves outside

Preserve some floral material to design with when it is but not quite Autumn outside.

30 May 2012 Drying Hydrangeas: Fast, Flat or Natural

Use all three methods to dry hydrangeas to get three very different textures to use in design work.

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.

11 May 2016 Twig snippet vase armature

Glue twig snippets to closely follow the shape of a glass vase

6 September 2011 Twig collar

Create a light and transparent collar-base for the large composite flower to nestle into.

19 February 2020 Twig snippet pillar armature

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

24 July 2012 Stacked Twig Roundabout

This is a great way to use all those bits of twigs and sticks in your design room to make a floral armature

8 January 2014 Twig Tumbler

Wire and glue a stack of sticks into a cylindrical or tube shape

29 November 2017 Autumn Screen

Craft a hanging twig and autumn leaf design

17 July 2019 Twig Dome Armature

Crafted from a hand full of twigs to give you a large design... even though you add only two stems of sweet peas.

Favourite Flowers

Hydrangea

Hydrangea, when cultivated as a cut flower rather as a plant it is often revered to as Hortensia

Related Designs

11 May 2016 Pour

Glue a twig vase and melt some plastic to create a tumbling design

6 September 2011 When Autumn Fall

Autumn leaf composite flower

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.

24 July 2012 A little bit of Art and Soul

A twig structure with roses

8 January 2014 It's stick season!

Snap and stack an glue a few twigs to create a lace like armature

29 November 2017 Marcescent

Glue a delicate autumn room devider

17 July 2019 … and... a bit more... effort… to make it special

Instead of just placing a handful of twigs and two stems of sweet peas in a vase... why not...?