My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Woven lily grass parachute armature

Place a few blades of grass in a horizontal position on a flat working surface

Place a few blades of grass in a horizontal position on a flat working surface

See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to weave with foliage

Start to weave blades of grass

Start to weave blades of grass

I used a simple over and under pattern

I used a simple over and under pattern

Adjust the weave to secure

Adjust the weave to secure with the blunt side of a cuticle pusher

Extend the stems to the side with a wide angle

Extend the stems to the side with a wide angle

Cut the stems

Cut the stems to the same length

Gather the stem ends in your hand

Gather the stem ends in your hand

Carefully lift the woven grass as a unit

Carefully lift the woven grass as a unit

And set the stems in vases filled with water

And set the stems in vases filled with water

Adjust the weave to secure with the blunt side of a cuticle pusher

Adjust the weave to secure with the blunt side of a cuticle pusher

Glue in tiny drinking straw test tubes to keep the orchids hydrated

Glue in tiny drinking straw test tubes to keep the orchids hydrated

See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how I make test tubes from drinking straws

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Christine de Beer

This is my ongoing creative workbook to research and capture design projects and techniques. You will mostly find ideas for floral art but I will also include some other projects such as gift packaging, cards and even cake decorating with a few lifestyle projects arranged in between.

Everything you see in this workbook was designed, made and photographed by me, unless specific credit is given to another designer.

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