My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

One New Year’s Wish

Every good wish...

... for 2019, flower buddies.

… and my one wish for the New Year:

Less… but better

Happy New Year!

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Tutorials

2 January 2019 Eucalyptus tinsel garland

Wire seeded Eucalyptus into a long tinsel garland.

8 June 2016 Stripping bark from willow sticks

Strip the green bark from the stems to expose the smooth wood

28 December 2016 Adding snow to twigs

Glue artificial snow to twigs

8 July 2015 Using a pin to place tiny dew drop crystals

It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.

11 February 2015 Stripping foliage from weaving stems

Remove foliage from stems to weave with

30 August 2017 Standing a water tube at an angle in lumber

Create a minimal design by placing a single flower on a platform

3 January 2018 Using a fork in a twig to “peg” a stem in place

A easy to use Hana Kubari technique

14 August 2013 Haphazard twig Rectangle

Glue a few twigs into a rectangular shape to hang as a space or room devider

4 January 2017 Glue floral details into an artificial wreath frame

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

Favourite Flowers

Zantedeschia

Calla Lily, Arum Lily

Salix matsudana "Tortuosa"

Curly Willow, Chinese Willow, Tortured Willow, Globe Willow, Dragon's Claw, Hankow Willow

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

3 January 2018 Happy Coincidence!

Some designs really do just make themselves. I received this tiny vase for Christmas from Marius (thank you, Marius!) and while cleaning out my design room I found this little...

14 August 2013 Something Like This

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

4 January 2017 New Year's Wreath

Decorate an artificial wreath with fresh flowers and frosted twigs