My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

On the inside

On the inside floral art design

Turn the leaves inside out…

Autumn leaf pod

with the down side facing up.

Fall leaf pod

Inwardly outward.

Phalaenopsis autumn design

Glue the inner bits to the outer layer.

Autumn floral design

Add some more pretty leaves to the interior of the exterior

Phalaenopsis autumn leaf pod floral design

with a few at the heart of the edge

Phalaenopsis fall leaf pod flower arranging design

and to the entire leafy middle of the outside.

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Tutorials

18 October 2017 Papier Mache pumpkin half

Glue thin tissue paper layers to a pumpkin to create a shape to design with

18 October 2017 Muted Side Up Autumn Leaf Pod

Turn the leaf so that the muted underside faces outward to create a more understated Autumn colour scheme .

18 October 2017 Dracaena Roots

Grow Dracaena plants in water for the roots

11 January 2017 Potted bark pod for a flowering plant

Cover a Styrofoam shape with bark to create a bowl for a potted design

2 June 2011 Papier Mache

I save all the thin tissue paper or un-printed newsprint papers that are wrapped around the flowers that are delivered to me to make batches of Papier Mache with. These sheets...

7 April 2012 Just Hatched Papier Mache Easter Eggs

Glue newsprint paper to balloons to make large egg shaped containers to design in

15 March 2012 Paper log stack

I made this log stack from cardboard covered with bark

19 August 2015 Bark pod for growing a Pearl Oyster mushroom mini farm

Glue bark to a Papier Maché and wire frame to create a pod shaped armature

10 July 2012 Bark covered heart

Cover cardboard with bark to create a heart shaped log

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.

25 August 2011 Placing orchids in test tubes

Cut the Phalaenopsis orchid with a bit of green stem attached. This will make them last longer.

30 October 2013 Spiked Autumn leaf cauldron

Pike a few (hundred!) autumn leaves to build up a hollow leaf armature

17 September 2014 Bark Bowl

Glue bark onto a bowl to create a dome shape

18 November 2015 Autumn leaf and decorative tissue paper gift bag

A gift bag that dries beautifully

12 November 2014 Skeleton leaf bowl

Stiffen some skeletonize leaves into a lacy fine floral bowl

5 November 2014 Acorn inspired Autumn leaf armature

Dry fall leaves to create a ball shape structure

Favourite Flowers

Phalaenopsis

Phalaenopsis, Moth orchid

Dracaena sanderiana

Lucky Bamboo, Ribbon Dracaena, Belgian Evergreen, Ribbon Plant

Related Designs

9 October 2019 With a thankful twist in the middle

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

5 January 2011 Protea Composite

To create this huge Protea I took apart nine Protea flower heads and glued the tepals and bracts back on to a polystyrene ball to create a large Protea composite flower that is...

11 January 2017 As special as an almost never find

Sometimes you find such a beautiful plant that you just can't bring yourself to cut it. This design explores using the entire plant, pot and all, in a design

7 April 2012 Spring Clean

A clean Easter design. The tiny blossoms are Kalanchoe 'Calandiva Pink'. Tucked low in the paper eggs are a few Cymbidium orchids and the twigs are contorted hazel. The...

19 August 2015 Growth Medium

Design a bark and moss pod for a mushroom mini farm

7 October 2011 Thanksgiving Harvest

Thanksgiving pumpkin with Chinese lanterns and spiral blossoms

10 July 2012 Sticktoitness

Glue a heart shaped design made from bark and wood.

11 November 2012 Leaves by Hundreds came

A rosette of fall leaves to celebrate the beauty of autumn

14 October 2015 What a find!

Roll autumn leaves to create a frog to keep flowers upright

30 October 2013 As the leaves melt away

Spike a few hundred fall leaves to create a cauldron for Halloween flowers

17 September 2014 Still

My bark bowl design and tutorial featured in the <strong>Centrepiece Wedding Magazine</strong>

18 November 2015 Autumn is a mosaic of them all

Easy to assemble fall leaf and tissue paper gift bag

19 November 2014 Forest Floor

Glue a autumn leaf rosette armature

12 November 2014 The Thing Is

Use a glue mixture to shape skeleton leaves into a lacy bowl

5 November 2014 All In One

dry autumn leaves into an acorn shape