My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Swirly Twirly Silver Dollar Eucalyptus baubles

Snip the leaves from the stems

Snip the leaves from the stems.

Sort the leaves into heaps of three

Sort the leaves into heaps of three of similar shape and size.

Bend the leaves in half

Bend the leaves in half. Do not fold flat simply bend to give it a neat guiding shape.

Cover the first leaf half in floral glue

Cover the first leaf half in floral glue...

Glue the second leaf to the first

Glue the second leaf to the first.

Design note: the stem ends point in the same direction.

Paint the third leaf with floral glue

Paint the third leaf with floral glue.

Fold open the leaves

Fold open the leaves...

And glue the third leaf to the first and second one

And glue the third leaf to the first and second one.

Optional:

Add a dusting of artificial snow to the eucalyptus baubles

Add a dusting of artificial snow to the eucalyptus baubles...

To finish off:

Snip out the middle stem

Snip out the middle stem.

To make a gap between the leaves

To make a gap between the leaves.

Connect the two stem ends

Connect the two stem ends...

Set the leaves aside to dry

Set the leaves aside to dry

Slip a twig through the stem ends to hang

Slip a twig through the stem ends to hang.

Make sure the baubles hang freely so that they can dangle and turn

Make sure the baubles hang freely so that they can dangle and twirl.

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Tutorials

28 December 2016 Adding snow to twigs

Glue artificial snow to twigs

4 December 2019 Eucalyptus collar for a snow-covered Christmas candle

Not only will your home smell wonderful while crafting this design you will also have a ethereal and long lasting design to enjoy.

19 December 2018 Sparkling Eucalyptus Tabletop Christmas tree

Craft an ethereal Christmas tree from Eucalyptus leaves, twigs and sparkling snow flake crystals.

16 December 2015 Ivy vine Christmas tree mobile

Twist ivy vines around a cardboard shape to create a lace fine Christmas tree mobile.

12 December 2012 Eucalyptus Snow Flakes

Glue seeded eucalyptus snow flakes

6 December 2017 Barely there twig tabletop Christmas tree

Glue curved twig snippets to craft a delicate winter white Christmas tree

20 December 2017 Twinkle and Pine Christmas Star

Use a cardboard shape to craft a simple wire Christmas star

20 December 2017 Secret Battery holder

Sometimes the best way to hide something in your design is right in the open

4 December 2013 Large wax snowflakes

Artificial snow can be very "chemical" and flowers deteriorate quickly when exposed to it. It also dissolves in water. I use candle wax as "snow"

4 January 2011 Drinking straw "test tubes"

When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.

2 January 2019 Eucalyptus tinsel garland

Wire seeded Eucalyptus into a long tinsel garland.

18 December 2013 Jingle bell stem hook

Cut a delicate stem to hook jingle bells on

18 January 2012 Butterfly hairclip claws to hold twigs in place while glue dries

Butterfly hair clips are the perfect little claws to help you hold tiny items in place while you wait for glue to dry

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