My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Let's hang out

let's hang out floral art design

Hang out

Green Cymbidiums.

Hang around

Green Cymbidiums and Eucalyptus

Hang up

Green Cymbidiums and Eucalyptus hanging design

Hang ten

Green Cymbidiums and Eucalyptus flower curtain.

Hang from

Green Cymbidiums in hanging vases

Hang on

Green Cymbidiums and Eucalyptus suspended design

Hang back

Green Cymbidiums and Eucalyptus hanging design with green wire

Hang in

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Tutorials

22 March 2017 Skewered Foliage Garland

Create a garland that dries well with rolled up leaves

28 December 2011 Macramé inspired hanging test tubes

When I hang these delicate glass bubbles I want to make sure they are really secure. By slipping them into Macramé inspired knots they are not only hanging securely but the...

24 April 2013 Macramé hanging vases

Knot wool to create a catch to hang tiny bud vases from

24 August 2011 Stain wooden skewers with natural dye

Using fruit, berries, flowers, leaves and grasses to naturally stain design details for floral art relies on the same techniques as using paint or any other dye.

22 March 2017 Pin Protea foliage into a curl

The sturdy Protea leaves holds it shape even when dried when pinned into place

23 March 2013 Rolling leaf tubes

Roll foliage to create tubes

14 October 2015 Roll hundreds (yes! hundreds) of autumn leaves so create a natural, upright flower frog

Rolled leaves offer support for floral stems

6 September 2011 Autumn leaf Roses

I used to make baskets full of these when I was a little girl. We had a big Acasia thorn tree and I used to spear my “roses” onto the tree pretending I was the fairy responsible...

11 November 2012 Autumn Leaf Rosette

Great way to use all the autumn leaves you collect on walks during the season. Slowly build up the leaf rosette and let the leaves dry before adding a few more.

11 November 2015 Balancing the curved stems of dried Autumn leaf tubes

Long stemmed autumn leave tubes as a floral armature

Favourite Flowers

Cymbidium

Cymbidium, Boat Orchid

Related Designs

24 January 2018 How to make a stack of just enough:

Stack two vases to create a small gap at the side to keep a leaf upright

17 October 2018 But wait… there's more!

Tucked into the box with every advance copy of the book, the effortless floral craftsman is a packet of clips. This design and Tutorial is a bit of inspiration... what will you...

24 October 2018 It all stacks up

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

10 April 2019 Just Like Wisteria Rain

Craft a ethereal design from twigs and wisteria flowers

3 July 2019 Taking a Breather

A relaxing summer design that spins gently in the wind

8 August 2012 Stringing in the rain

A veil of green wool, Spanish moss and dried hydrangeas hang over white lilies

23 March 2016 Celebrate!

A closer look at my design at the 20th anniversary of Canada Blooms and The Toronto Flower Show

24 April 2013 Hanging Space

Suspend small bud vases with Macramé-like knotted wool. This design is featured on <strong>The Fusion Flowers Magazine</strong> Fusion Links page.

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...

22 March 2017 Biomimicry

A design demonstration and workshop at the Floral Trends Design group in South Africa exploring how we emulate nature’s best biological ideas to solve our modern day design...

22 March 2017 Biomimicry Demonstration and Workshop at the Floral Trends Design Group, South African Flower Union

Looking at how we emulate nature’s best biological ideas to solve our modern day design problems.

22 March 2017 Biomimicry Demonstration and Workshop video

Looking back at the preparations and my Biomimicry design demonstration and workshop at the Floral Trends Design Group in South Africa

28 December 2011 Bubbly New Year’s Sparklers

Delicate glass bubbles filled with the midnight blue African violet flowers, purple ornamental capsicum and spilling down the design are a few stems of rosary vine

19 June 2012 Designing a Feeling

The emotions your designs inspire give real meaning to your work. My article in the Canadian Florist Magazine

23 March 2013 Today I'll be

Silhouette design using glasses filled with water

14 October 2015 What a find!

Roll autumn leaves to create a frog to keep flowers upright

11 November 2012 Leaves by Hundreds came

A rosette of fall leaves to celebrate the beauty of autumn

11 November 2015 Balancing Act

Bend dried fall leaves to balance on the edge of a glass container