My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

March Days

March Days floral art design

“It was...

Frosted twig and freesia design

one of those March days...

Marching frosted twig and freesia flower arrangement

when the

Frosted twig and freesia floral design

sun shines hot

White freesia winter design

and the wind

Frosted twig and freesia free standing armature design

blows cold”

Quote by Charles Dickens

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Tutorials

28 February 2018 Marching winter frosted twig and freesia stack

Frost a few twigs to craft a delicate armature for fragrant freesias

28 December 2016 Adding snow to twigs

Glue artificial snow to twigs

20 April 2016 Free standing Willow twig armature with a hidden water source

Cut a few willow twigs to split to create legs for the armature

22 May 2012 Bite and snap a sturdy twig

Break the sturdy twig on the scribe line.

27 July 2016 Leaning Sunflowers to stay just so

The trick to any freestanding design is to get your first three stems standing stable and secure in the water. Once you have that you can build the design around it.

25 February 2015 Balancing a Twirled Willow Armature

Twirl twigs to create a balanced nest to display the beautiful orchids on

8 January 2014 Twig Tumbler

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

12 March 2014 Grass tunnel that stays just so

Snip, roll and glue a few blades of grass to create a design feature

19 July 2017 Interweave a messy grass tumble

Loosely wrap and weave lily grass to create a planned-messy looking armature

20 January 2016 Sticks stuck in a twig on sticks armature

Drill holes in twigs to insert fine sticks to create a delicate armature

1 February 2012 Love Bug

Heart shaped rosery vine and pine love bug

Favourite Flowers

Freesia

Freesia, freesias

Related Designs

22 August 2018 FreestyleFreesia

Dutch floral designer Pim van den Akker, from Flower Factor invited me to participate in a FloraHolland initiative promoting the versatility of Freesias entitled ...

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.

29 September 2011 Pick-Up Sticks

A twig and stick design with sweet dumpling pumpkins and rosary vine (Ceropegia woodii). I also made a cherry twig and skeleton leaf Stick Insect

20 April 2016 That Will Be

Freestanding willow twig armature design

27 July 2016 Too Hot!

Leaning floral stems to stand on their own in a shallow container

25 February 2015 Just So

Twirl a few willow twigs to create a balanced armature to display orchids

10 June 2015 Gotcha!

Hana Kubari lily stems

8 January 2014 It's stick season!

Snap and stack an glue a few twigs to create a lace like armature

12 March 2014 Petrichor

A minimalist design in a shallow tray

19 July 2017 Meraki

A grass armature for one perfect slipper orchid

20 January 2016 A lots of stuff and things

Sticks and twigs create a resting spot for palm and rose butterflies

24 May 2017 Link

weave a few wreaths to link