My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

How to freeze a wow moment

My theme for 2019 was: less but better. I am stepping it up this coming year with my new theme:

Create a floral centerpiece without using a container

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A clever hidden water source for foam free designs

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2020 New Year's Eve flower arrangement

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Inexpensive floral design solution for sustainable and foam free designs

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Winter inspired flower arrangement

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Easy way to create a original floral display without using foam

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Adding fresh flowers in a dried floral design

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How to freeze a wow moment floral art design

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It’s not so much about making resolutions, about fixing stuff or achieving more stuff or having less stuff anymore. This is my year for conscious experiences. For investing my resources into the kind of stuff that makes me go “wow…” so that I have space to really be in and experience (and enjoy!) those wow moments.

Happy 2020 to you. Do you have wild and wonderful plans for the new year?

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Tutorials

1 January 2020 Create a centerpiece foundation with lumber and the cellophane your flowers were wrapped in

A winter themed centerpiece with a secret water source (without a container or floral foam)

1 January 2020 Make a delicate dusting of snow date for New Year’s Eve

Flexible and unique letter to add into a wither themed design ... this is also a great way to transition a design from Christmas to New Year's eve!

28 December 2016 Adding snow to twigs

Glue artificial snow to twigs

22 May 2012 Bite and snap a sturdy twig

Break the sturdy twig on the scribe line.

8 July 2015 Using a pin to place tiny dew drop crystals

It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.

4 December 2012 Twig Lanterns

Wire short twigs around wire rings to create rustic flameless tea-light lanterns

24 June 2015 Twig Cell phone Charging Station Centrepiece

Create an arched design to hide the electrical outlet for a cell phone charging station

25 August 2011 Placing orchids in test tubes

Cut the Phalaenopsis orchid with a bit of green stem attached. This will make them last longer.

6 February 2019 Winter White Twig Screen

Glue twigs to screen delicate flowers for a wintry design.

6 March 2019 Snow puddle armature

Connect twigs with puddles of artificial snow to craft a winter armature for your flowers.

2 May 2018 Radiating rainbow vine armature

Design an armature that is light enough to be carried by two flower stems to create a radiating frame.

30 August 2017 Standing a water tube at an angle in lumber

Create a minimal design by placing a single flower on a platform

15 March 2017 Wedding welcome and direction sign

Hang a twig and wood mobile at your weeding as a direction board

Favourite Flowers

Cymbidium

Cymbidium, Boat Orchid

Related Designs

24 June 2015 Staying connected

My article and a floral cell phone re-charge station design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

6 February 2019 Tread softly on winter

A delicate winter twig armature to show off the delicate beauty of these early spring coloured tulips.

6 March 2019 It almost happened today!

Craft snow puddles to keep your flowers upright

16 January 2019 Every. Single. Week.

Stand tulips upright in a shallow container with a suspended twig armature.

2 May 2018 Over the rainbow

Craft a radiating design that suspends from the orchid stems

30 August 2017 If

Place a water tube at an angle in lumber so that the Zantedeschia float just above the base to show off the delicate grass snippets scattered up the stem

3 January 2018 Happy Coincidence!

Some designs really do just make themselves. I received this tiny vase for Christmas from Marius (thank you, Marius!) and while cleaning out my design room I found this little...

24 October 2018 It all stacks up

Quick and easy: Stack autumn leaves onto a wire for a... tiny table top Christmas tree.