My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Tendril vine Wreath Pumpkin

Clip the bits of wreath that keeps it all together

Clip the bits of wreath that keeps it all together. Keep these twirled bits to become the stalk.

Reshape and weave the vines into smaller wreaths

Divide and weave the vines into smaller wreaths

See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to weave a wreath

Gather all the wreaths in your hand

Gather all the wreaths in your hand

Secure the wreaths with two cable ties

Secure the wreaths with two cable ties

Fan out the wreaths and pull the cable ties tight

Fan out the wreaths and pull the cable ties tight

Position the wreaths securely

Position the wreaths securely

Clip away the left over bits of dangling cable ties.

Clip away the left over bits of dangling cable ties.

Cover the ties with brown florist tape

Cover the ties with brown florist tape

Weave in a few more vines to cover the tape

Weave in a few more vines to cover the tape

Push the thick vine curl into the middle to shape the stalk

Push the thick vine curl into the middle to shape the stalk

Glue in the floral material

Glue in the floral material

Design note: The Kalanchoe is a succulent and the flowers will look beautiful, even without a water source for about a week. The Lanterns will dry in place

Add in a few more tendrils and vine to help your eye fill in the picture of the pumpkin

Add in a few more tendrils and vine to help your eye fill in the picture of the pumpkin

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Tutorials

1 November 2011 Weaving a twig wreath

For my design I wanted the wreath to look wind blown so I added a few loosely woven twigs into the weave. I also wanted to emphasize the autumn colours so I added a twirling...

16 November 2016 Cut a vine wreath into sections to create a cup shaped armature

Cut a coiled vine wreath into sections to create an delicate armature to frame a few perfect chocolate cosmos flowers

4 May 2016 Loosened Wreath Armature

Snip a dried twig wreath to undo the spirals to hang around a glass container

24 May 2017 Chain link wreath weaving

Weave a few small wreaths to connect

1 May 2012 Cinderella Spiral Pumpkin from Midelino Cane Coils

Tie Midelino Cane coils to make a spiral armature

24 February 2016 Willow Spring

Set willow tips into a spiral to create a spring design

16 October 2012 Taco-shaped twig armature

Make a half-moon shaped armature to fill with flowers

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.

Favourite Flowers

Kalanchoe

Christmas Kalanchoe, Kalanchöe or Kalanchoë

Physalis

Chinese lantern, cape gooseberry, Peruvian cherry, Inca berry

Related Designs

27 September 2017 As tendrils tend to do

Curl a wreath with tendrils to create a twig-pumpkin

4 October 2017 Whipped up in the autumn breeze

Give a loosely woven wreath legs to stand on to hover lightly around a pumpkin

7 March 2018 Twist of its own

... a quick an easy design. Curl a few flax leaves to frame orchids

21 March 2018 Bring some Spring

Just like the weather is only hinting at spring, so is this design only hinting at being a basket

18 April 2018 Swing Vine

Weave a delicate vine swing to nestle a small vase with spring flowers in

5 September 2018 Wreath Vine Season!

Weave tiny wreaths on the stems of Wisteria vines

30 March 2011 Garden Wreath Workshop and Demonstration

Contemporary Wreath Design demonstration as part of the Durbanville Garden Club's annual Garden Festival, Western Cape, South Africa

19 October 2016 There are Octobers

Autumn wreath

4 May 2016 Ring-a-round

Open a vine wreath to create a spiral twig armature around a glass container

24 May 2017 Link

weave a few wreaths to link

10 April 2011 Simplicity

Durbanville FlowerClub Arrangement: Chincherinchee on a wire spiral

1 May 2012 Center the more adventurous design ideas on your centerpieces

Designing adventurous Contemporary Floral centerpieces Article in the Canadian Florist Magazine </strong><br><br>

9 November 2016 All things Autumn (by which I mean all things chocolate): Loosen Up

This was the first design I did in my "All things Autumn (by which I mean all things chocolate)" floral art demonstration

24 February 2016 How to make an early Spring

Roll and set willow twigs into a spring

13 April 2011 Harnessing the Wind

22 February 2012 Nuts and Bolts of Floral Art Mechanics

My design entered for evaluation at the Floral Trends Design Group meeting in South Africa

16 October 2012 Bright, brighter… brightest!

Celebrate the bright colours of autumn with lilies and Chinese lanterns