My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

The circle of making new things:

Flower arrangement by Christine de Beer The circle of making new things

Keep searching for a little thing to learn

Anthurium in a wreath vine floral design

Keep doing the little thing if it works

Sustainable no waste floral arranging ideas for autumn

Keep doing the little thing until you are so used to doing it that it becomes a habit

How to dry flowers

Keep at the habit until it just becomes the way you have always done it…

Tiny wreath table top flower arrangement

And then the habit will make way…

Fall floral styling

… for you to add your own little thing that makes the little thing

Designing with a wreath in a floral design

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Tutorials

16 September 2020 Peg a wreath to the edge of a container

Another version of a design idea I showed you last month... A vine wreath armature to balance a dramatic single stem anthurium. Only this time I take it a bit further.

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...

19 August 2020 Tangle a perfect vine around two wreaths for a split armature

Passion fruit flowers never lasts long. Not even growing outside on a vine. But the buds continue to open once cut making a wreath display ideal for an even changing passion fruit...

24 June 2020 Building up a wreath panel

Connect six wreaths to build up a hanging panel to display your flowers on.

5 September 2018 Wisteria Wreath Vine

Weave tiny vine wreaths on the leave stems of a stripped Wisteria vine

4 October 2017 Display wreath that hover around a big shiny pumpkin

For this design I wanted my wreath to be light and airy so that it just whips around the solid pumpkin like a breeze.

24 May 2017 Chain link wreath weaving

Weave a few small wreaths to connect

Favourite Flowers

Anthurium

Anthurium, Tailflower, painters palette, Flamingo flower

Passiflora

Granadilla, passionflower, passion vines

Hydrangea

Hydrangea, when cultivated as a cut flower rather as a plant it is often revered to as Hortensia

Related Designs

19 August 2020 All round pretty sweet and short

Frame a passion flower in a vine wreath for a short lived but so pretty arrangement.

24 June 2020 End Up

Connect small wreaths to create a pretty summer armature to arrange your flowers on.

5 September 2018 Wreath Vine Season!

Weave tiny wreaths on the stems of Wisteria vines

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...

1 November 2011 On The Street Where You Live

A floral design snapshot of what it looks like when walking down the streets of Vancouver this week.

4 October 2017 Whipped up in the autumn breeze

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

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