My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

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A device-thing (technical term)

Mobile room divider flower arrangement

that is a maker of some gap

Phalaenopsis orchids in a contemporary floral design

for maintaining an in-between

A sustainable, zero waste flower arrangement that is quick and easy to create

for separating

New flower design ideas for no floral foam designs

the this and the that

Contemporary floral art design by Christine de Beer

… to give it the required space to just be.

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Tutorials

22 January 2020 Bamboo cross-hatch spacers

A small design detail for contemporary floral arrangements.

22 January 2020 Hanging bamboo from a wired hook

This design can be hanged from anywhere... a case filled with twigs or a branch.

7 September 2012 Hanging flowers rightside-upside-downside

I love hanging flowers to loosely dangle and move in a design

2 July 2019 Grass Spiral Wind Spinner

Thread grass into flexi grass to create a spinner that gently turns in the wind.

25 April 2018 Hanging Twig Line-Up

Craft a twig mobile for Spring

28 May 2014 Bamboo scaffold armature

Latch a few bamboo pieces together to create a scaffold for the flowers to hang from

28 May 2014 Bamboo panel

Create a panel for the flowers to hang on

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.

4 January 2011 Drinking straw "test tubes"

When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.

8 August 2012 Stringing wool and Spanish moss

Create veil of wool and Spanish moss

23 October 2013 Hanging leaves from a Hazel twig top bar

Create a free moving autumn leaf screen

2 October 2019 Cross hatch Twig Armature

Add a bit of shadow and dimension to a flat armature by using the sketch technique of cross hatching.

26 April 2011 Natural stem hook to hang plant material from

Side stems of branches can be used as hooks to hang floral material in a design.

Favourite Flowers

Phalaenopsis

Phalaenopsis, Moth orchid

Related Designs

29 October 2014 Frightfully Pretty

Weave a single strand Spanish Moss spider web

1 April 2011 A Floral Art Demonstration by Floral Trends Design Group

A Floral Art Demonstration by Floral Trends Design Group with music, narration and pictorial presentation.

3 July 2019 Taking a Breather

A relaxing summer design that spins gently in the wind

25 April 2018 Get in line!

Line up a few pussy willow twigs for a hanging armature

23 March 2016 Celebrate!

A closer look at my design at the 20th anniversary of Canada Blooms and The Toronto Flower Show

28 May 2014 Be Silent And Listen

Lash a few bamboo pieces together to create a scaffold armature

8 August 2012 Stringing in the rain

A veil of green wool, Spanish moss and dried hydrangeas hang over white lilies

23 October 2013 Their work well done

String Autumn leaves to fall down in a design