My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Whipped up in the autumn breeze

Whipped up in the autumn breeze floral art design

1 pretty pumpkin, (about as big as you can carry home, maybe a little bigger), with a cheeky sideways stem. The equivalent of about 3 cups solid packed canned Look-at-me-I-am-cute-pumpkiness

Pumpkin display

1 ½ flaky autumn vine wreath

Autumn wreath

All purpose autumn happiness, for work surface


2 handful assorted pumpkin spiced coloured chrysanthemums

Tiny acorns on the wreath

3 pockets full of freshly picked up acorns (I only had three pockets… note to self: need bigger/more pockets)

Autumn leaves

Gathered autumn leaves (see above note on pockets)

Autumn treasures on a wreath

1 tablespoon sparkling dew drop beads (or to taste)

Pumpkin wreath display

1 pinch of light sweater weather

Vine tendrils on an autumn wreath

1 ½ cups plus 2 tablespoons packed wildly enthusiastic tendrils (dried)

Vine tendrils and chrysanthemums on an autumn wreath

Whipped autumn breeze, for serving

(based on what you will need to make the ultimate classic pumpkin pie)

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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.




Chrysanthemum or "mums"