My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Let’s circle around to this one

Let’s circle around to this one floral design by Christine de Beer

Well… it’s kinda like a...

Table top wreath for autumn

canary-ish halo bed for a pumpkin

How to place a pumpkin in a floral design

or an in water buttery wheel around but keeping it above...

Floral styling ideas for Fall

or more a pollen coloured wreath stem… stand-a-thing

Sustainable and long lasting flower arrangements without using floral foam

or maybe a ducky yellow guard circlet

Original ways to use a wreath for autumn decorating

or maybe an egg yolk-ish-ly coloured ring suspend-a-squash.

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Tutorials

7 October 2020 Floral wreath ring stem armature for a cute pumpkin patch in a stem vase design

Use a wreath to keep flower and a heavy little ghost pumpkin in place in a small vase.

1 November 2011 Weaving a twig wreath

For my design I wanted the wreath to look wind blown so I added a few loosely woven twigs into the weave. I also wanted to emphasize the autumn colours so I added a twirling...

4 October 2017 Display wreath that hover around a big shiny pumpkin

For this design I wanted my wreath to be light and airy so that it just whips around the solid pumpkin like a breeze.

27 September 2017 Tendril vine Wreath Pumpkin

Reshape a vine wreath into smaller wreaths to combine as a pumpkin

21 October 2015 Rolled up Autumn leaf wreath

Create a textured wreath with Chrysanthemums and rolled up Autumn leaves

26 August 2015 Sun baked Sweetpea vine wreath

A perfect way to use a Lathyrus vine after all it flowered

26 October 2016 Folded Bleached Baby’s Breath Wreath Armature

Glued Baby's Breath Wreath, folded in half to create a moon shaped armature

1 November 2017 Pierce and stack fall leaves to rest on the edge of a container

Use one leaf to keep the next in place

11 February 2015 Stripping foliage from weaving stems

Remove foliage from stems to weave with

23 October 2019 Floating Filigree Pumpkin Patch

String up pumpkins and glass seahorse vases to craft an autumn mobile design.

6 November 2013 Leaf Swirls

Cut fall leaves to create continuous swirls

2 September 2015 Hana-Kubari Bamboo Stilts with a Hidden Water Source

Split bamboo stems to create a water source for dancing orchids

28 October 2015 Besom Broom

The word ‘Besom’ derives from the old English ‘besma’ meaning ‘bundle of twigs’.

Favourite Flowers

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum or "mums"

Passiflora

Granadilla, passionflower, passion vines

Related Designs

4 October 2017 Whipped up in the autumn breeze

Give a loosely woven wreath legs to stand on to hover lightly around a pumpkin

27 September 2017 As tendrils tend to do

Curl a wreath with tendrils to create a twig-pumpkin

21 October 2015 Watch the leaves turn

Roll autumn leaves to create a wreath

26 August 2015 Bent

Weave a wreath from sweetpea stems and tendrils

26 October 2016 Harvest Moon

Fold a fine twig wreath in half to create a moon shaped armature

1 November 2017 A Round

Create a delicate design that rests lightly on the edge of a container

23 October 2019 As pumpkins do this time of year

Hanging pumpkins and tiny vases to create a Autumn mobile floral design.

6 November 2013 This is the Fragrance of November

Weave a wreath to thread a dome for an Autumn leaf design

2 September 2015 Happy Dance

Split a few bamboo sections to create a happy water source for miniature orchids

19 October 2016 There are Octobers

Autumn wreath

28 October 2015 On Pumpkin Coloured Days

Create a besom broom to sweep up those Autumn leaves