My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Ring-a-round

Ring-a-round floral art design

Ring-a-round the rosie,

Roses on a vine wreath armature

A pocket full of posies,

Red roses

Hush!

Grape vine wreath

Hush!

Grape vine, rose and clover armature design

Hush!

Hang a grape vine wreath around a vase as an armature

We all fall down!

"Ring a Ring o' Roses" or "Ring Around the Rosie" is a nursery rhyme or folksong and playground singing game. The “hush” bit is also sometimes replaced by “A-tishoo!” or “Ashes”

Every week I add a new design with related tutorials. Be sure to subscribe to receive an email notification with design inspiration.

Tutorials

4 May 2016 Loosened Wreath Armature

Snip a dried twig wreath to undo the spirals to hang around a glass container

11 February 2015 Stripping foliage from weaving stems

Remove foliage from stems to weave with

1 November 2011 Weaving a twig wreath

For my design I wanted the wreath to look wind blown so I added a few loosely woven twigs into the weave. I also wanted to emphasize the autumn colours so I added a twirling...

8 July 2015 Overgrown Willow web inspired by a traditional Dream-catcher

I wanted my willow armature to hint of a web-like dreamcatcher that grows in the wild rather than being a precise replica of the traditional craft technique. But I did weave it...

27 November 2012 Winter Woodland Chandelier

Wrap vines and twigs around a wire frame to create a decorative woodland chandelier

14 August 2012 Pine scale wreath

Break pine scales from the cone and glue on a wreath frame to create a continuous pine scale wreath

12 August 2012 Twist your own Wire Wreath frame

Make a wire wreath frame with wire and cover it with growth mesium or moss to design on

25 January 2012 Weaving Willow spheres

I build up the spheres by weaving willow wreaths and then use those to shape the ball

Favourite Flowers

Rosa

Rose

Related Designs

24 May 2017 Link

weave a few wreaths to link

27 September 2017 As tendrils tend to do

Curl a wreath with tendrils to create a twig-pumpkin

4 October 2017 Whipped up in the autumn breeze

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

27 December 2017 Can it be?

Craft a pine tube to display a soft and snow filled winter scene

7 March 2018 Twist of its own

... a quick an easy design. Curl a few flax leaves to frame orchids

21 March 2018 Bring some Spring

Just like the weather is only hinting at spring, so is this design only hinting at being a basket

5 December 2018 Personal Preference

The third design I did for my book launch demonstration looking at aspects that influences my effortless style of designing.

20 January 2011 The last Vine Wreath

Every designer knows how to stretch their supplies. We use and re-use our dried plant material until our fellow designers feel like hiding it from us. I formed such an...

8 July 2015 How To Catch A Dream

Take inspiration from a traditional Dream-catcher design to create a floral armature

26 August 2015 Bent

Weave a wreath from sweetpea stems and tendrils

21 October 2015 Watch the leaves turn

Roll autumn leaves to create a wreath

16 March 2016 Creative Expectations

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

6 November 2013 This is the Fragrance of November

Weave a wreath to thread a dome for an Autumn leaf design

4 December 2013 Red, Redder, Reddest!

My article and flower girl net basket design featured in the Red!issue of <strong>DIY Weddings Magazine</strong>

11 April 2011 Veiled Sunshine:50th Anniversary of the South African Orchid Society at the Cape Town Convention Centre.

Bright and sunny cymbidium orchids and roses, lilies, lisianthus and pincushions

10 April 2011 Feeling Funky

I wove vine wreaths to form a pyramid, one just slightly larger than the next. In the natural cavities between the wreaths I placed the roses and lisianthus in plastic covered...

30 March 2011 Garden Wreath Workshop and Demonstration

Contemporary Wreath Design demonstration as part of the Durbanville Garden Club's annual Garden Festival, Western Cape, South Africa