My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

New Year's Wreath

My flower friend Donna gave me two beautiful black wreaths for fun festive designing
(Thank you Donna!)
One went on our front door decorated with loads of tiny silver bells.
This is the other one… perfect for welcoming The New Year

New Year's Wreath floral art design

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Black Arum Lily wreath design

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Calla lily wreath design

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Frosted sticks bells and baubles

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Zantedeschia on an artificial wreath

Happy

New Year's Wreath

New Year!

Every good wish for 2017. Have a fun and flower filled year.

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Tutorials

4 January 2017 Glue floral details into an artificial wreath frame

Quick and easy way to securely decorate an artificial wreath with natural elements

30 August 2011 Curving Calla Lilies

Follow the flower's natural curve but you can also curve only sections to create an elegant crescent or a curve at the tip of the stem

28 December 2016 Adding snow to twigs

Glue artificial snow to twigs

17 July 2012 Arum lily roll down

Open an arum lily up by rolling the funnel shaped spathe (petal) over

22 May 2012 Bite and snap a sturdy twig

Break the sturdy twig on the scribe line.

11 February 2015 Stripping foliage from weaving stems

Remove foliage from stems to weave with

4 November 2015 Bleached Baby’s Breath Wreath

Glue a radiating wreath from bleached Gyp

Favourite Flowers

Zantedeschia

Calla Lily, Arum Lily

Related Designs

30 August 2017 If

Place a water tube at an angle in lumber so that the Zantedeschia float just above the base to show off the delicate grass snippets scattered up the stem

2 January 2019 One New Year’s Wish

Wire a sparkling tinsel garland to dress up a single, elegant Arum lily.

30 August 2011 Ichi-go, ichi-e

Freely translated it means Each Moment, Only Once. It is a saying associated with Japanese tea ceremonies.

13 October 2011 Direct Contrasts

I have always been fascinated, as a designer, by the idea that there is a point when extremes or direct contrasts flip into its opposite.

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

17 July 2012 So far so green

The only thing I needed to make these avocado green arums perfect was a small admirer...

6 November 2012 Mr. Stalk, the Seriously Terrifying Scarecrow, on his Day Off

An easy going design of ripped grass and calla lilies. But look a bit closer. See if you can find Mr. Stalk relaxing somewhere between the blades of grass.

14 August 2013 Something Like This

Stack and glue a large twig rectangle to hang as room divider

23 October 2013 Their work well done

String Autumn leaves to fall down in a design

5 February 2014 Treasured Time

This is my article that I wrote for the Mother's Day Design Issue of Canadian Florist Magazine

30 July 2014 See you around

Weave a few spheres to create a simple design

14 October 2015 What a find!

Roll autumn leaves to create a frog to keep flowers upright

4 November 2015 Delicate

Bleached Gypsophila wreath with delicate autumn touches

25 November 2015 So white

A dried Baby's breath and fresh orchid wreath

2 March 2016 Beginning

Glue a Midelino Cane Coil Globe Cup to display beautiful Gloriosa lilies