My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Long lasting flower wand

Search for your unique wand stick or twig.  Anything with knots or interesting side branches.

Search for your unique wand stick or twig. Anything with knots or interesting side branches.

Snip the flowers from the Kalanchoe plant.

Snip the flowers from the plant. Make sure you water the plant the night before so that you have the freshest possible flowers to design with.

Decide on your design and glue the flowers to the wand with floral glue.

Decide on your design and glue the flowers to the wand with floral glue.

Glue in any design details

Glue in any design details. I used tendrils from a vine.

Add a ribbon handle if it goes with your design idea.

Add a ribbon handle if it goes with your design idea. This is a great way to match the colour scheme of your wedding if you are using an unusual colour.

Glue in any finishing touches.

Glue in any finishing touches. I added a few sparkling crystals.

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Tutorials

7 April 2012 Foam pin holder drying rack

This is a convenient way to keep flowers perfectly upright while you wait for glue to dry.

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

16 December 2015 Kalanchoe Christmas Bauble

The delicate Kalanchoe flowers last surprisingly well without a water source and is ideal for glue techniques

4 December 2013 Flower Girl Red Net Basket

Weave a twig wreath for an easy net basket

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 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.

11 February 2015 Willow Heart Wand

25 October 2017 Willow Paddle

Weave willow between the fork in a twig to create a paddle like armature

8 February 2017 A Sprouting Spring Twig Heart

Carefully glue a twig armature to display the mini-miniature Darling orchids

Favourite Flowers

Kalanchoe

Christmas Kalanchoe, Kalanchöe or Kalanchoë

Related Designs

10 January 2018 Let some magic find you

My article and floral wand design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

30 April 2015 Layer

Design One from my Inspiration Video: Use the same floral ingredients, willow twigs, Lichen, Spanish Moss, Kalanchoe and Gypsophila to make three distinctly different contemporary...

13 May 2015 Encased

Design Three from my Inspiration Video: Use the same floral ingredients, willow twigs, Lichen, Spanish Moss, Kalanchoe and Gypsophila to make three distinctly different...

6 May 2015 Tape and Wrap

Design Two from my Inspiration Video: Use the same floral ingredients, willow twigs, Lichen, Spanish Moss, Kalanchoe and Gypsophila to make three distinctly different contemporary...

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.

27 September 2017 As tendrils tend to do

Curl a wreath with tendrils to create a twig-pumpkin

4 December 2013 Red, Redder, Reddest!

My article and flower girl net basket design featured in the Red!issue of <strong>DIY Weddings Magazine</strong>

2 December 2015 Stacking the odds in your favour

Cover a wire frame for a winter kissing bough.

5 August 2015 Wear it Well

Wrap a ribbon around an up-cycled plastic ring for the most comfortable wrist corsage

11 February 2015 Love Spell

Weave willow to create a heart shaped wand design

22 November 2017 How do squirrels Cache a tree?

Hoard a few acorns in the fork of a twig to show off a single oncidium orchid.

30 December 2015 Achoo! Season

Fold and roll a rose from Eucalyptus leaves

8 February 2017 It could hold

A fragile looking heart made from twigs that can hold a lot of orchids