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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

One of those difficult questions

Is there something like: enough twigs to design with?

one of those difficult questions floral art design

I think…

Phalaenopsis orchids

Yes, I do believe…

Phalaenopsis orchids and kangeroo paw

Shakespeare said it best.

Phalaenopsis orchids and kangeroo paw twig stack

… so let me quote Hamlet...

Phalaenopsis orchids and kangeroo paw rose twig stack

Act 3

Phalaenopsis orchid in twigs

Scene 3

Phalaenopsis orchids and kangeroo paw twig.

Line 87

Phalaenopsis orchids and kangeroo paw twig stack floral art design

“ no!”

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6 September 2017 Contained rose twig stack

Glue the twigs in a container to easily follow the round shape

22 May 2012 Bite and snap a sturdy twig

Break the sturdy twig on the scribe line.

3 January 2011 Syringe with tube

Easy way to fill test tubes and easiest way to remove water from a vase

6 September 2011 Twig collar

Create a light and transparent collar-base for the large composite flower to nestle into.

9 December 2015 Scalable twig and Phalaenopsis orchid winterscape panel

This design can easily scale up or down by using larger or smaller pieces of wood to create a larger wall panel or make a few of these panels to stack as tiles to create a more...

8 June 2016 Popsicle Stick Square Armature

Glue Popsicle sticks to create a double layered, upright armature

11 May 2016 Twig snippet vase armature

Glue twig snippets to closely follow the shape of a glass vase

24 July 2012 Stacked Twig Roundabout

This is a great way to use all those bits of twigs and sticks in your design room to make a floral armature

21 May 2014 Square Twig Cube

Glue twigs together to create a cube armature

Favourite Flowers


Phalaenopsis, Moth orchid

Related Designs

4 April 2018 Grow on it

Wedge twigs into a vase to create a grid.

2 May 2018 Over the rainbow

Craft a radiating design that suspends from the orchid stems

30 May 2018 You see... here is the Thing:

Glue a grass snippet grid for shallow container design

5 June 2019 Add up!

Stacking green stems to create an armature for short stemmed flowers.

15 January 2020 This way we connect

Weave a connected panel to frame a single orchid.

29 January 2011 Ground Breaking

Water stream breaking through ground in an autumn forest.

25 February 2011 A Rock by any other Name...

It's not really what we call things that matter but what they are made of- in this design, it's made of all three types of Oasis and wool.

6 September 2011 When Autumn Fall

Autumn leaf composite flower

9 December 2015 On a Grand Scale

My article and a floral panel design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

8 June 2016 When the wind whisper

Glue a fantasy forest from Popsicle sticks, grape vine tendrils and willow tips

11 May 2016 Pour

Glue a twig vase and melt some plastic to create a tumbling design

24 July 2012 A little bit of Art and Soul

A twig structure with roses

30 May 2012 The Beauty in the Sleeping Woods

As a floral artist I am inspired by the endurance of nature and my work is still re-creating the Sleeping Beauty Castle of my imagination.