My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Love Bug

It is February and the month of love. I couldn't resist adding a tiny little love bug to my design

Pine forms the head and body of the love bug.

I used pine as the head and body of my love bug.

Two dried pine needles are the feelers.

Two dried pine needles curl as the feelers.

Balance the love bug on tiny twig legs.

I used hazel to balance my bug on twiggy legs.

Love bug with a pine body, seeded Eucalyptus eyes and a heart shaped rosary vine (ceropegia woodii) body

Next the love bug gets seeded Eucalyptus eyes and a heart shaped rosary vine (ceropegia woodii) body

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Tutorials

29 September 2011 Twig and skeleton leaf Stick Insect

Made from dried cherry twigs and a skeleton leaf.

5 January 2011 Palm leaf Hopper-flies (grasshoppers and butterflies)

Weave grasshoppers or butterflies (or fireflies) from palm leaves

21 July 2011 Weaving a bird

I wove my bird from shaved wood but you can also use flax, coconut palm (more traditional) or paper or ribbon

Related Designs

1 February 2012 Steeling yourself against stealing creativity

I wrote this article for Wedding Business Success (an online meeting place for the wedding industry) exploring a positive way of looking at creativity and... stealing!

20 January 2016 A lots of stuff and things

Sticks and twigs create a resting spot for palm and rose butterflies

8 February 2017 It could hold

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

21 June 2017 Playing Favourites

A quick and easy Kenzan design

31 October 2017 Mr Twig-or-cheat

An extra Almost-a-Design for Halloween this year

14 February 2018 Two Are

Equisetum Valentine's hearts

28 February 2018 March Days

Line up a few frosted twigs to march across a shallow container

31 October 2018 Scary stuff!

My Halloween design... with some scary stuff hidden if you can read between the leaves!

13 February 2019 Pick Love

Craft a willow heart to display 12 red roses to celebrate Valentine's Day.

3 April 2019 Blossoming like a Caterpillar

Crafting caterpillars from blossoms