My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

In Summer!

In Summer floral art design

“Bees’ll buzz

A single Heliconia stem

Kids’ll blow dandelion fuzz

Heliconia, rosary vine and Chrysanthemum

And I’ll be doing

Heliconia, Ceropegia woodii vine and Chrysanthemum

whatever snow does

Trailing Ceropegia woodii flower arrangement

In summer!”

“In Summer" is a song from Disney's 2013 animated feature film Frozen, with music and lyrics composed by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.

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Tutorials

23 May 2018 Trailing Ceropegia woodii vines from a Heliconia flower

Set the rosary vines into the natural cavity of the flower head.

23 May 2018 Tumbling sun-flakes

Craft radiating sun-flakes from dried petals.

22 November 2017 Acorn fork

Wire and glue a few acorns into the fork of a twig to create an Autumn armature

25 October 2017 Willow Paddle

Weave willow between the fork in a twig to create a paddle like armature

11 February 2015 Willow Heart Wand

8 August 2012 Stringing wool and Spanish moss

Create veil of wool and Spanish moss

31 July 2012 Delicate twig and rosary vine garland

Spiral stems around a Ceropegia woodii or Rosary vine.

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

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

26 June 2012 Driftwood precariously perched on the edge of a pebble

Wire and glue the driftwood at an angle to balance on a pebble

Favourite Flowers

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum or "mums"

Ceropegia woodii

Rosary vine, Chain of Hearts, Collar of hearts and String of hearts

Related Designs

26 September 2018 Cover Story

The design for the cover of my book, the effortless floral craftsman, crafted from Fiddlehead Fern and Red Lipstick Hanging Heliconia.

27 March 2019 Like trying to find a water tube in a eggshell stack

A fun Spring and Easter design with stacked eggshells.

8 May 2019 It takes more than one person to invent a trumpet!

Filling a trumpet flower cup... with more flowers!

31 July 2019 Jitters!

Zig-zag grass details add a bit of tension to the design

22 November 2017 How do squirrels Cache a tree?

Hoard a few acorns in the fork of a twig to show off a single oncidium orchid.

11 February 2015 Love Spell

Weave willow to create a heart shaped wand design

29 October 2014 Frightfully Pretty

Weave a single strand Spanish Moss spider web

31 January 2018 Rock, don't Roll

Balance the heavy Protea flower head to lean against a rock.

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

26 June 2012 Diamond Jubilee Waterfall

To commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee and the 20th Anniversary of Friends of Government House Gardens Society a Horticultural event was hosted in the gardens and...