My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Autumn is a mosaic of them all

Of them all floral art design

"Winter is an etching

Fall leaf and rosehip gift bag

Spring a watercolour

Tied with a rosehip wreath

Summer an oil painting

Rosehip wreath

and

Fall leaf gift bag

Autumn a mosaic

Autumn leaf gift bag

of them all..."

By Stanley Horowitz

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

Tutorials

18 November 2015 Autumn leaf and decorative tissue paper gift bag

A gift bag that dries beautifully

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...

6 January 2012 Mossy Twig handbag

Radiate short twigs in a circle to make a moss and twig handbag

1 February 2012 Weaving a diagonal green grass basket

Once you figure out how to do the corners weaving a diagonal shape is actually not that hard to do.

5 February 2014 Bark Gift Bag

Cut and glue bark into a gift bag

10 September 2014 Twig Bridal Basket

A slim basket design made from twigs

Favourite Flowers

Rosa

Rose

Related Designs

18 October 2017 On the inside

For a softer autumn leaf pod turn the leaves so that the bright side faces in when making the pod.

9 October 2019 With a thankful twist in the middle

Fold and thread an autumn leaf armature for a thankful Thanksgiving design

7 April 2011 Weaving with Flax

Here are a few more examples of woven flax. I also use Typha, palm, iris leaves, Kyogi paper, boat orchid leaves and aspidistra to weave with.

8 April 2011 Large Open Weave Twig Basket

Easter Basket used in the Durbanville Flower Club Easter Parade Demonstration

14 April 2011 In the Bag

My bag was woven from re-purposed wire and recycled fishing line and tiny stems of growing sweet pea plants and orchids

5 January 2012 Designing Your Way to Profits

Floral Craftsmanship Article in the Canadian Florist Magazine

1 February 2012 Steeling yourself against stealing creativity

I wrote this article for Wedding Business Success (an online meeting place for the wedding industry) exploring a positive way of looking at creativity and... stealing!

5 February 2014 Treasured Time

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