My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

It's stick season!

Pick 'em

Snap ‘em

Snip 'em

Stack ‘em

Pack ‘em

Glue ‘em

Stick ‘em

Enjoy ‘em

Every week I add a new design with related tutorials. Be sure to subscribe to receive an email notification with design inspiration.

Tutorials

8 January 2014 Twig Tumbler

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

8 January 2014 Choosing, harvesting and Conditioning Hellebore

Hellebore is just gorgeous but so difficult to keep from wilting. But there are things you can do to enhance your chances of having the flowers stay fresh for longer

22 May 2012 Bite and snap a sturdy twig

Break the sturdy twig on the scribe line.

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.

4 January 2011 Drinking straw "test tubes"

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

13 October 2011 Prevent teeth marks on soft wire when you bend it with pliers

Even long nose pliers without grooves still damage soft aluminum wire. Pad the pliers with a plaster.

26 July 2011 Wire Tendrils

Curl the wire at irregular intervals to create a natural wire tendril similar to that of a passion fruit plant

Related Designs

14 June 2017 Things are looking up!

My article and Bamboo Lantern design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

28 February 2018 March Days

Line up a few frosted twigs to march across a shallow container

2 May 2018 Over the rainbow

Craft a radiating design that suspends from the orchid stems

31 October 2018 Scary stuff!

My Halloween design... with some scary stuff hidden if you can read between the leaves!

23 January 2019 Do they have cold feet?

Keep flower stems upright with a folded cellophane plastic support that looks like cracked ice.