My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Dracaena Roots

Simply remove the plant from the water and snip the roots that you require for your design and place it back in the water.

Glue the roots into the design with flower glue

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Tutorials

22 September 2012 Stiffen and set skeletonized leaves into a whirl

Skeletonized leaves can be shaped while wet to create shapes

14 June 2017 Hanging Bamboo Lantern

This is a perfect do-ahead-of-time hanging design for a summer wedding. Craft one or three or a whole lot of the lanterns and add some orchids at the last moment to finish the...

15 March 2017 Wedding welcome and direction sign

Hang a twig and wood mobile at your weeding as a direction board

22 January 2013 Bark Veneer Cardboard Floral Cake

Glue a stack of cardboard circles to create a log-like floral cake

22 January 2013 Bark Veneer Cardboard Cake stands

A quick and easy way to make a cardboard cake stand

2 November 2016 Driftwood base for a floral foam pebble design

The flat surface of a piece of driftwood creates a base to design on

Favourite Flowers

Dracaena sanderiana

Lucky Bamboo, Ribbon Dracaena, Belgian Evergreen, Ribbon Plant

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.

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

14 June 2017 Things are looking up!

My article and Bamboo Lantern design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

4 December 2012 'Tis the Season

My article looking at contrasts and 6 winter lantern designs featured in the DIY Wedding Magazine

15 March 2017 Wedding Welcome

My article and wedding direction board design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

21 December 2016 A Gleaming Cotton Christmas

Glue bark to a wire frame to create a Christmas stocking armature