My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Inside Pod Designing

Snip open a Physalis pod with sharp scissors

Lift away the husk to create a cavity.

Glue in delicate twigs to craft a grid for the flowers to rest on.

Glue in the Kalanchoe (succulent) flowers.

Glue in a few rosary vine heart shaped leaves.

See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how I add tiny beads with a pin.

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Tutorials

30 August 2011 Removing Oasis Floral Adhesive glue spills

The finish of every design should be flawless. Make sure there are no bits of glue visible in your design by carefully removing all traces of spills.

8 October 2011 Remove the berry from a Physalis pod without ripping the sepal

Cut the sepal from the fruit

8 July 2015 Using a pin to place tiny dew drop crystals

It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.

19 April 2012 Floral Fridge magnet in a nutshell

Tuck one half of a corsage magnet in a nutshell before designing to create a floral fridge magnet

23 March 2012 Drying Physalis sepals

Every Autumn we see the beautiful Physalis pods everywhere but they are easy to dry and preserve to use year round.

1 November 2017 Pierce and stack fall leaves to rest on the edge of a container

Use one leaf to keep the next in place

8 October 2011 Roll spiral blossoms

Cut leaves and petals and roll a spiral blossom

Favourite Flowers

Physalis

Chinese lantern, cape gooseberry, Peruvian cherry, Inca berry

Kalanchoe

Christmas Kalanchoe, Kalanchöe or Kalanchoë

Ceropegia woodii

Rosary vine, Chain of Hearts, Collar of hearts and String of hearts

Related Designs

3 October 2018 But what’s inside?

This week we are looking at the contents pages of my book... but more specifically at the sweet little pod design on the content page of my book.

19 April 2012 In a nutshell

Sunday April 22 is Earth day and a tiny floral fridge magnet is a wonderful reminder of just how beautiful our planet is.

16 October 2012 Bright, brighter… brightest!

Celebrate the bright colours of autumn with lilies and Chinese lanterns

1 November 2017 A Round

Create a delicate design that rests lightly on the edge of a container

7 October 2011 Thanksgiving Harvest

Thanksgiving pumpkin with Chinese lanterns and spiral blossoms