My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman


Pink floral art design.


Cut the pink carnations very short

is like

Add a few stems, twigs and winged seedpods


Wrap a few of the stems with dark pink wire


Create a low design with plant material that appears to float on the glass container

not quite

Pink carnation design

And I think everything is going to be all right..."

Lyrics from the song "Pink" by Aerosmith

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10 July 2013 Where to cut Carnations or Pinks to condition

Cutting carnations to condition

10 July 2013 Wrap a line grid to support plant material in a shallow, stemmed container

Fishing line creates an invisible grid over a shallow glass cake stand to support the plant material

10 July 2013 Wrap a twig with wire

A quick way to add a bit of colour to a natural looking design

Favourite Flowers


Pink, Carnation, Clove Pink, Chinese Pink

Related Designs

28 October 2015 On Pumpkin Coloured Days

Create a besom broom to sweep up those Autumn leaves

6 April 2016 Take it for a Spin

Make a clear grid to suspend plant material on

16 August 2017 Making Ends Meet

Criss-cross corset style connect the gaps in a Monstera deliciosa leaf

1 May 2019 Can you see the tiny hint of Sunshine on the tips of the grass?

I left the grass to mature so that the tips mirror the sun bleached yellow of the orchids.