My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Stacking the odds in your favour

Kissing bough strategy:

Stacking the odds in your favour floral art design

It is really quite simple…

Siver bell and winter greenery

couldn’t be easier...

Kalanchoe flowers

... hang...

Winter Christmas kissing bough

... your Christmas kissing bough...

Winter green kissing ball

... wherever you are most likely to be.

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Tutorials

2 December 2015 Silver bell Christmas Greenery kissing ball

Use delicate sprigs of cypress or juniper, fir, pine, eucalyptus, ivy or a combination of them all to create a winter themed kissing bough

25 January 2012 Weaving Willow spheres

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

5 May 2011 Wire baubles

Make baubles from wire

30 August 2011 Removing Oasis Floral Adhesive glue spills

The finish of every design should be flawless. Make sure there are no bits of glue visible in your design by carefully removing all traces of spills.

Favourite Flowers

Kalanchoe

Christmas Kalanchoe, Kalanchöe or Kalanchoë

Related Designs

16 December 2015 Christmas Waves

Twist a Kalanchoe and Ivy vine Christmas tree mobile

28 December 2016 A Jingle Cotton Christmas

Cover a wreath frame with bark and cotton for a textured Christmas wreath design

23 August 2017 Almost is still not quite

Weave just a hint of the Autumn to come

6 December 2017 While I sing of beauty's treasure

Glue the most delicate twig table top Christmas tree

10 January 2018 Let some magic find you

My article and floral wand design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

20 November 2013 Excogitate

Ornamental cucumbers and air plants, with just a touch of green.

7 October 2015 Down-bubble

Add grass "bubbles" that can be repositioned to your design

18 January 2012 Winter’s Green

This contorted hazel twig reminded me of an ancient and wise bonsai tree. It definitely has a story of its own to tell. I wanted to capture that in my design. All it needed was...

25 January 2012 Three Drops of Floral Chocolate

The design drips down in three tiers each celebrating life, love and connection.

30 September 2015 So

A willow sphere to display your first Autumn treasures.

27 November 2012 The glories of Christmases long, long ago…

Weave a wire and twig Christmas chandelier

4 December 2012 'Tis the Season

My article looking at contrasts and 6 winter lantern designs featured in the DIY Wedding Magazine

14 October 2013 All To Myself

Cut and stain old books to create a paperback nook pumpkin armature

11 December 2013 Glistening and glowing out in the snow

Glue twigs to create a snow scattered dome

30 July 2014 See you around

Weave a few spheres to create a simple design