My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

On Pumpkin Coloured Days

On Pumpkin Coloured Days floral art desig

Tawny, Coral and Rust

Pretty pumpkin coloured design

Apricot, Salmon, Pumpkin and Tangerine

Roses and fall leaves

Morning Sunshine and Mandarin

Pumpkin and roses for an autumn design

Cheddar cheese, Carrot stick, pumpkin pie and Orange Marmalade

Twig broom to sweep up those autumn leaves

Peach Sorbet, Ginger, Squash and Spice

Twig broom Halloween design

... goldfish and the Monarch butterfly

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Tutorials

28 October 2015 Besom Broom

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

2 July 2014 Clearly invisible taped Grid

This is the easiest way to keep flower in place

22 May 2012 Bite and snap a sturdy twig

Break the sturdy twig on the scribe line.

23 October 2013 Hanging leaves from a Hazel twig top bar

Create a free moving autumn leaf screen

26 July 2011 Wire Tendrils

Curl the wire at irregular intervals to create a natural wire tendril similar to that of a passion fruit plant

Favourite Flowers

Rosa

Rose

Related Designs

7 June 2017 Dream, Job

Create a grid to rest some plant material so that it floats and some with their stems to rest in the water below

13 September 2017 Around again

Tape a grid at the edge of a container

4 October 2017 Whipped up in the autumn breeze

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

1 November 2017 A Round

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

20 August 2014 Summer

A quick and easy design for summer

2 July 2014 Clearly contained

Clear containers need clear grids to keep the flowers in place

10 July 2013 Pink

Weave an invisible grid to float the plant material on

8 August 2012 Stringing in the rain

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

16 October 2012 Bright, brighter… brightest!

Celebrate the bright colours of autumn with lilies and Chinese lanterns

2 October 2013 Prickly

Build a twig porcupine armature for fall flowers

24 July 2012 A little bit of Art and Soul

A twig structure with roses

3 July 2012 Twig-a-tude

Stack and wire twigs to create a twig mushroom with attitude for summer

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.

7 October 2011 Thanksgiving Harvest

Thanksgiving pumpkin with Chinese lanterns and spiral blossoms

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