My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

It could hold

Happy Valentine’s Day

It could hold floral art design

Piglet noticed

Twig heart

that even though he had

Tiny Phalaenopsis orchids

A Very Small Heart,

Phalaenopsis orchids in a twig heart

it could hold

Phalaenopsis orchids in a twig heart and sparkling beads

a rather large amount

Darling Phalaenopsis orchids in a twig heart and sparkling beads

of gratitude

Quote by AA Milne -Winnie the Pooh

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Tutorials

8 February 2017 A Sprouting Spring Twig Heart

Carefully glue a twig armature to display the mini-miniature Darling orchids

4 January 2011 Drinking straw "test tubes"

When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.

13 April 2012 A secret trick to conditioning new growth

Conditioning new growth and sprouts are difficult because the little sprouts have not had time to fully develop its cellular structure to survive being cut and taking up water on...

19 February 2013 Manipulating stems: Snapping at an angle, Bending, Spiraling, Curling and Straightening

Most stems, twigs and even sturdier branches can be bend into shapes. It takes practice and more than a bit of patience. The main idea is to slowly manipulate the branch without...

22 May 2012 Bite and snap a sturdy twig

Break the sturdy twig on the scribe line.

10 February 2016 Free Standing Twig and Wire Heart Armature

Bend wires and fill in the gabs with Stillingia twigs to make a delicate heart armature

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.

1 February 2012 Love Bug

Heart shaped rosery vine and pine love bug

31 December 2014 Stacked Table-Top Twig Heart

Stack and glue moss covered twigs into a heart shape

10 July 2012 Bark covered heart

Cover cardboard with bark to create a heart shaped log

10 September 2012 Braid a Celtic heart knot

Braid or knot a traditional Celtic heart with foliage

16 November 2011 Making the waist corsage using the BoutStix Floral Magnets

The BoutStix Floral Magnets “stick” is the backbone of the design, strengthening the narrow heart shape and adding support and balance.

Favourite Flowers

Phalaenopsis

Phalaenopsis, Moth orchid

Related Designs

11 October 2017 giving a thanks

A wire and acorn thanks

10 January 2018 Let some magic find you

My article and floral wand design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

14 February 2018 Two Are

Equisetum Valentine's hearts

6 February 2019 Tread softly on winter

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

13 February 2019 Pick Love

Craft a willow heart to display 12 red roses to celebrate Valentine's Day.

6 March 2019 It almost happened today!

Craft snow puddles to keep your flowers upright

13 April 2012 Spring Has Sprung!

The sprouts are sprouting and the bees are being and the birds are birding. Tempting as it is new growth is hard to condition. Hard, but not impossible

7 February 2012 Grow Love

Love grows!

16 March 2016 Creative Expectations

My article and a floral parasol design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

10 February 2016 Be My Twig-Heart

Glue an upright twig heart for a freestanding Valentine's display

11 February 2015 Love Spell

Weave willow to create a heart shaped wand design

31 December 2014 The sound of a kiss

Stack and glue twigs into a table top heart

10 January 2013 A quirky kind of Love

Retail florists and wholesalers are already designing, ordering and preparing their product range for Valentine's Day. This is my article that I wrote for the December 2012...

18 September 2012 Tying the knot and loosening those curls

Romantic rose centerpiece with just a bit of an edge featured in the DIY Wedding Magazine

10 September 2012 Tying the knot

Gypsophilla design with Celtic love knots featured in the DIY Wedding Magazine

16 November 2011 Winter formal

The elongated heart shape Echeveria waist corsage is meant to be worn low around the hip as a trailing ribbon clasp.