My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

there’s a feeling

"City Sidewalks, Busy Sidewalks, Dressed in Holiday style, In the air there’s a feeling of Christmas"

Christmas Flower Trends 2012: A Contemporary Christmas inspired by Classic Christmas lyrics

Green Trick Floral Wings.

Oh yes, you can feel it in the air.

Floral wings

Like a wisp of joy...

Wings made of Gyp stems, Green Trick carnations, Star of Bethlehem, Passion fruit tendrils, Jasmine foliage and String of Pearls succulents.

flapping its wings

Detail of the stem of the floral wing design.

stirring glitter, sparkle and twinkle

Floral wings floral art design

to add a touch of glimmer

Green Christmas design.

to what is left of the year

Title from “Silver Bells", a classic Christmas song, composed by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans

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Christine de Beer

This is my ongoing creative workbook to research and capture design projects and techniques. You will mostly find ideas for floral art but I will also include some other projects such as gift packaging, cards and even cake decorating with a few lifestyle projects arranged in between.

Everything you see in this workbook was designed, made and photographed by me, unless specific credit is given to another designer.




The Afrikaans name is tjienkerientjee (named after the sound the stems make when rubbing together in the wind) Chincherinchee, wonder-flower (because they last so long), star-of-Bethlehem (biblical reference to the Christmas star)


Baby’s breath, soap wort, Gyp, Gypsophila

Senecio Rowleanus

String of Beads, String of Pearls


Granadilla, passionflower, passion vines


Pink, Carnation, Clove Pink, Chinese Pink