My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Wedding welcome and direction sign

This is a perfect sign-post for a spring wedding. Created to look like it just grew there with some lavish flowers to add luxury.

Write your directions on the arrow shaped wood pieces and drill holes into it so that you can hang it like a mobile

Write (or burn) your directions on the arrow shaped wood pieces and drill holes into it so that you can hang it like a mobile.

 Drill holes into the moss covered sticks and thread the line through.

Drill holes into the moss covered sticks and thread the line through.

Start from the bottom and work your way up, connecting the pieces of wood and sticks.

Start from the bottom and work your way up, connecting the pieces of wood and sticks. Glue in a few more sticks.

Glue extra bits of moss and bark to the wood to make it look natural.

Glue extra bits of moss and bark to the wood to make it look natural.

Glue in bits of reindeer moss, dried mushrooms and grape vine tendrils.

Glue in bits of reindeer moss, dried mushrooms and grape vine tendrils.

Keep adding elements while making sure the mobile remains balanced.

Keep adding elements while making sure the mobile remains balanced.

Make sure it is easy to read the arrow pieces.

Make sure it is easy to read the arrow pieces.

With each piece pointing in the right direction.

With each piece pointing in the right direction.

And the line hanging securely.

And the line hanging securely.

Your mobile is now ready for some fresh flowers. I used fern fiddleheads and Arum lilies.

Your mobile is now ready for some fresh flowers. I used fern fiddleheads and Arum lilies.

Glue in a few water filled tubes to keep the flowers hydrated and add the flowers

Glue in a few water filled tubes to keep the flowers hydrated and add the flowers

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Tutorials

13 April 2012 Drying Mushrooms for Floral Art

I use edible mushrooms in my designs. To preserve them I press a tiny stake into the base and let them air-dry.

17 September 2014 Bark Bowl

Glue bark onto a bowl to create a dome shape

11 January 2017 Potted bark pod for a flowering plant

Cover a Styrofoam shape with bark to create a bowl for a potted design

2 November 2016 Driftwood base for a floral foam pebble design

The flat surface of a piece of driftwood creates a base to design on

19 August 2015 Bark pod for growing a Pearl Oyster mushroom mini farm

Glue bark to a Papier Maché and wire frame to create a pod shaped armature

10 July 2012 Bark covered heart

Cover cardboard with bark to create a heart shaped log

4 January 2011 Drinking straw "test tubes"

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

22 January 2013 Bark Veneer Cardboard Floral Cake

Glue a stack of cardboard circles to create a log-like floral cake

Related Designs

15 March 2017 Wedding Welcome

My article and wedding direction board design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

30 August 2017 If

Place a water tube at an angle in lumber so that the Zantedeschia float just above the base to show off the delicate grass snippets scattered up the stem

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.

22 January 2013 It's High Time for Tea: from craft to art, taking a delicious floral journey with veneer techniques

This was my second two designs for my It's High Time for Tea Floral Craft and Art Demonstration at The Capilano Flower Arranging Club meeting</a></strong><br><br>

17 September 2014 Still

My bark bowl design and tutorial featured in the <strong>Centrepiece Wedding Magazine</strong>

11 January 2017 As special as an almost never find

Sometimes you find such a beautiful plant that you just can't bring yourself to cut it. This design explores using the entire plant, pot and all, in a design

19 August 2015 Growth Medium

Design a bark and moss pod for a mushroom mini farm