My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

The Upside of being Inside

The Upside of being Inside flower arrangement by Christine de Beer

Its got a this side and that side

Reusable Twig armature for a long lasting floral display at an event

And a upside and a downside

How to add a touch of winter to floral designs

And a front side and a backside

Creative design solutions for busy floral designers

And a side side and an other side

How to keep flowers hydrated in a sustainable display

And a pretty side and a view from the opposite side

Unique and fun ideas for nature crafts

And an over side and an underside

Floral styling ideas for interior spaces

… but as far as liking it’s snowy side or it’s twig side most?

Florist solutions that makes designing with flowers more fun

Nope… not taking any sides.

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Tutorials

19 February 2020 Twig snippet pillar armature

A great do-in-advance and reusable design solution for a winter, early spring floral display.

22 May 2012 Bite and snap a sturdy twig

Break the sturdy twig on the scribe line.

24 July 2012 Blow away hot glue strands

When you glue a structure with hot glue there are always a few stray strands of glue stuck all over the design. Blow it away with a hairdryer.

28 December 2016 Adding snow to twigs

Glue artificial snow to twigs

8 January 2014 Twig Tumbler

Wire and glue a stack of sticks into a cylindrical or tube shape

21 May 2014 Square Twig Cube

Glue twigs together to create a cube armature

25 March 2015 Jiyek Braiding a Pussy Willow Twig Blind

A design inspired by traditional Jiyek braiding techniques

24 June 2015 Twig Cell phone Charging Station Centrepiece

Create an arched design to hide the electrical outlet for a cell phone charging station

29 July 2015 Disk Twig Armature

Glue a few wigs to follow the shape of a glass bowl to create a disk armature

9 December 2015 Scalable twig and Phalaenopsis orchid winterscape panel

This design can easily scale up or down by using larger or smaller pieces of wood to create a larger wall panel or make a few of these panels to stack as tiles to create a more...

8 July 2015 Using a pin to place tiny dew drop crystals

It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.

6 September 2017 Contained rose twig stack

Glue the twigs in a container to easily follow the round shape

6 February 2019 Winter White Twig Screen

Glue twigs to screen delicate flowers for a wintry design.

17 July 2019 Twig Dome Armature

Crafted from a hand full of twigs to give you a large design... even though you add only two stems of sweet peas.

Favourite Flowers

Phalaenopsis

Phalaenopsis, Moth orchid

Related Designs

8 January 2014 It's stick season!

Snap and stack an glue a few twigs to create a lace like armature

21 May 2014 Square

Glue a stick cube to fit a cube vase

25 March 2015 Pulling some Strings

Braid a twig blind armature

24 June 2015 Staying connected

My article and a floral cell phone re-charge station design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

29 July 2015 Beautiful Things

Glue a few twigs into a disk armature

9 December 2015 On a Grand Scale

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

6 September 2017 One of those difficult questions

Glue a bunch of twigs inside a container to create a round stack

6 February 2019 Tread softly on winter

A delicate winter twig armature to show off the delicate beauty of these early spring coloured tulips.

17 July 2019 … and... a bit more... effort… to make it special

Instead of just placing a handful of twigs and two stems of sweet peas in a vase... why not...?