My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

When the wind whisper

Psithurism:

When the wind wisper floral art design

The

Popsicle stick armature

sound

Phalaenopsis orchids

of the

Phalaenopsis orchids on a popsicle stick armature

wind

Ivy leaves on the stick armature

whispering

Strip bark from willow sticks

in

Phalaenopsis orchids, ivy, willow and grape vine tendrils on a popsicle stick armature

the

Phalaenopsis orchids, ivy, willow and grape vine tendrils on a popsicle stick armature floral art design

Trees

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Tutorials

8 June 2016 Popsicle Stick Square Armature

Glue Popsicle sticks to create a double layered, upright armature

8 June 2016 Stripping bark from willow sticks

Strip the green bark from the stems to expose the smooth wood

18 January 2012 Butterfly hairclip claws to hold twigs in place while glue dries

Butterfly hair clips are the perfect little claws to help you hold tiny items in place while you wait for glue to dry

22 May 2012 Bite and snap a sturdy twig

Break the sturdy twig on the scribe line.

4 January 2011 Drinking straw "test tubes"

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

22 September 2012 Stir-stick Sunburst

Glue a radiating armature from stir-sticks.

19 October 2011 Making a parasol

I glued wooden slats into a frame and then wove flax string to create the floral parasol

21 September 2011 Birch wood coffee stir sticks fan

I wanted to make a thin and delicate fan with open spaced slats for weaving plant material through.

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...

Favourite Flowers

Phalaenopsis

Phalaenopsis, Moth orchid

Salix matsudana "Tortuosa"

Curly Willow, Chinese Willow, Tortured Willow, Globe Willow, Dragon's Claw, Hankow Willow

Related Designs

28 December 2016 A Jingle Cotton Christmas

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

6 September 2017 One of those difficult questions

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

29 November 2017 Marcescent

Glue a delicate autumn room devider

2 May 2018 Over the rainbow

Craft a radiating design that suspends from the orchid stems

30 May 2018 You see... here is the Thing:

Glue a grass snippet grid for shallow container design

6 February 2019 Tread softly on winter

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

6 March 2019 It almost happened today!

Craft snow puddles to keep your flowers upright

25 September 2019 It’s one and a half to two times... but to the side

Soft minimal... this is exactly the kind of design I place in our apartment. Use a few fall treasures picked up on a walk and add a copper leaf to up the effort and love you add...

21 June 2011 WAFA 10th International Flower Show in Boston USA: This Glorious Earth

I wove my Zipper from just over 300 short, dried rose twigs with tiny thorns on them. The delicate "fabric" at the back of the design is woven rose bush roots. Aranthera and...

6 September 2011 When Autumn Fall

Autumn leaf composite flower

21 September 2011 All things being Equal

The fan is made from 18 coffee stir sticks and dressed with a veil of grass, fall leaves and Viburnum berries

1 May 2012 Center the more adventurous design ideas on your centerpieces

Designing adventurous Contemporary Floral centerpieces Article in the Canadian Florist Magazine </strong><br><br>

3 July 2012 Twig-a-tude

Stack and wire twigs to create a twig mushroom with attitude for summer

22 September 2012 Turning of the leaves

An Autumn Equinox design that captures the moment before the spectacular colour burst of autumn floats around again

9 December 2015 On a Grand Scale

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