My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Using a pin to place tiny dew drop crystals

Pick the crystal up with a pin

Pick the crystal up with a pin

Simply press the pin under the crystal so that the glue part sticks to the pin

Simply press the pin under the crystal so that the glue part sticks to the pin

Making it easy to lift away from the packaging

Making it easy to lift away from the packaging

Carefully place it in the design

Carefully place it in the design

Without bruising even the most delicate petals

Without bruising even the most delicate petals

Adhering the tiny crystal exactly where you want it

Adhering the tiny crystal exactly where you want it

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Tutorials

25 September 2013 Adding beads into a design

I wanted my beads to softly float above my snowball posy. If I glued the beads to some of the flowers it would just disappear in the mass of twigs and flowers.

Related Designs

8 July 2015 How To Catch A Dream

Take inspiration from a traditional Dream-catcher design to create a floral armature

9 December 2015 On a Grand Scale

My article and a floral panel design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

13 January 2016 Once Upon A Time

Stack and glue a Grass Pyramid Armature

7 September 2016 You are all invited!

My article and Willow Crown design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

21 December 2016 A Gleaming Cotton Christmas

Glue bark to a wire frame to create a Christmas stocking armature

5 July 2017 Just A Bit

Glue a bit of grass snippets to suspend over the design

29 November 2017 Marcescent

Glue a delicate autumn room devider

6 December 2017 While I sing of beauty's treasure

Glue the most delicate twig table top Christmas tree

10 January 2018 Let some magic find you

My article and floral wand design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

26 September 2018 Cover Story

The design for the cover of my book, the effortless floral craftsman, crafted from Fiddlehead Fern and Red Lipstick Hanging Heliconia.

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.

12 December 2018 Availability of plant material shows in your design style

The last design I did for my book launch demonstration looking at aspects that influences my effortless style of designing... this week: often when we see a design element...

19 December 2018 Oh Florist-tree

Craft an Eucalyptus Christmas tree

2 January 2019 One New Year’s Wish

Wire a sparkling tinsel garland to dress up a single, elegant Arum lily.

9 January 2019 Magical Craftsmanship

My article and winter white Tulle bridal basket design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine.

13 March 2019 How to avoid your wedding treasures from becoming “after the event trash”

My article and grass wedding basket design.

3 April 2019 Blossoming like a Caterpillar

Crafting caterpillars from blossoms

17 April 2019 Hopping with Excitement

A hoppingly-fun Spring design for Easter.

24 April 2019 Put aside

Urgh… my glass cake stand broke leaving me with a still beautiful, but now mismatched and extremely inspirational lid...

1 May 2019 Can you see the tiny hint of Sunshine on the tips of the grass?

I left the grass to mature so that the tips mirror the sun bleached yellow of the orchids.

5 June 2019 Add up!

Stacking green stems to create an armature for short stemmed flowers.

24 July 2019 Up to much?

Dress up a single lily stem with a few blades of grass.

14 August 2019 For a longer lasting Summer

A creative way to keep foliage hydrated for a cool, water filled summer design.

21 August 2019 All in one pod

Fold open a lily bud to conceal a clever little BoutStix floral magnet for an unusual corsage.