My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

With a thankful twist in the middle

With a thankful twist in the middle floral art design

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Thanksgiving table arrangement made from gathered fall leaves

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Autumn leaf Fall craft flower arrangement

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Foraged and bought unique floral design for Fall

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Picking up Autumn leaves for a sustainable and foam free floral design

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Thanksgiving floral design

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Unique crafts for autumn using picked up leaves

… and yes, I really do smile back.

Contemporary Autumn floral design ideas using foraged leaves

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Tutorials

9 October 2019 Quarter fold and Thread an Autumn leaf tube armature

This armature is actually made of four times as many leaves as what it looks like to create a hinge to fan the entire leaf-tube open yet keep it's shape.

5 May 2011 Unravel wire from a copper pot scrubber

Up-cycle a pot scrubber to get a huge roll of very pretty copper wire

5 May 2011 Wire curls

curl wire to add to designs

18 October 2017 Muted Side Up Autumn Leaf Pod

Turn the leaf so that the muted underside faces outward to create a more understated Autumn colour scheme .

10 May 2017 Skewered Eucalyptus leaf line-up armature

Thread leaves through wire

10 August 2011 Foliage Pleat Garland

Folding a garland from strips of a Aspidistra leaf

30 October 2013 Spiked Autumn leaf cauldron

Pike a few (hundred!) autumn leaves to build up a hollow leaf armature

18 November 2015 Autumn leaf and decorative tissue paper gift bag

A gift bag that dries beautifully

14 October 2015 Roll hundreds (yes! hundreds) of autumn leaves so create a natural, upright flower frog

Rolled leaves offer support for floral stems

22 March 2017 Skewered Foliage Garland

Create a garland that dries well with rolled up leaves

25 August 2011 Placing orchids in test tubes

Cut the Phalaenopsis orchid with a bit of green stem attached. This will make them last longer.

Favourite Flowers

Phalaenopsis

Phalaenopsis, Moth orchid

Related Designs

18 October 2017 On the inside

For a softer autumn leaf pod turn the leaves so that the bright side faces in when making the pod.

24 October 2018 It all stacks up

Quick and easy: Stack autumn leaves onto a wire for a... tiny table top Christmas tree.

10 May 2017 About a line

Skewer and line up leaves to create an armature

10 August 2011 Pleated Pleasure

Pleats are accordion like folds of equal width in alternating opposite directions in any kind of fabric. I absolutely love the tight buds of Allium and they represent the...

30 October 2013 As the leaves melt away

Spike a few hundred fall leaves to create a cauldron for Halloween flowers

18 November 2015 Autumn is a mosaic of them all

Easy to assemble fall leaf and tissue paper gift bag

14 October 2015 What a find!

Roll autumn leaves to create a frog to keep flowers upright

31 May 2017 Let's hang out

Skewer some Eucalyptus to suspend between the orchids

19 November 2014 Forest Floor

Glue a autumn leaf rosette armature