My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

All Out

Floral design by Christine de Beer All Out

To live and create all out

How to design a lily stem in a vase

… can leave you feeling like you are all out

Free flower arranging tutorials

… especially when you can’t keep it all out.

Easy and inexpensive way to use just a few flowers to create a larder design

So you have to make a constant all-in effort to…

How to make a zero waste and sustainable floral design without using oasis floral foam

... reinvent and reinvigorate and re-imagine your work.

Creating professional flower arrangement using flowers from the super market

Being consistently creative is all out hard work!

Book readers if you, like me, feel this heavy sense of overload right now making it hard for you to create, turn to page 371 for a compassionate take on designing in difficult times.
Also, I have added my IngramSpark Author Profile interview in my new Shop Page if you want to read more about how my personal experiences shaped my book.

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Tutorials

10 June 2020 Overgrown vine tangle to suspend flowers in a clear vase

A zero waste and sustainable floral design solution to keep your flowers exactly where you want them without using floral foam.

19 February 2013 Manipulating stems: Snapping at an angle, Bending, Spiraling, Curling and Straightening

Most stems, twigs and even sturdier branches can be bend into shapes. It takes practice and more than a bit of patience. The main idea is to slowly manipulate the branch without...

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...

24 July 2019 Grass Twirling Up to Dress a Stem of Lilies

A single stem of lilies turned into a celebration just by twirling a handful of lily grass around it.

13 June 2018 Lily grass and cane bubble for a Pitcher plant

Craft a dried cane globe for the armature of the design and then add lily grass to dry in place.

27 February 2019 Weave a floral trap

Keep your flowers in place with an all natural woven trap.

7 February 2018 Bend Wired Equisetum into a Hollow Wreath

Craft a wreath with a hollow cavity inside to use as an armature for your flowers

12 June 2019 Loop-over grass veil for a cool summer design

A cool and minimal floral design for summer.

30 March 2012 Keep pod shaped flowers in bud for longer

Sometimes you want to keep flowers in tight bud for as long as possible to suit your design

2 January 2011 Lilies

How to keep Lilies in bud for longer. Removing the pollen. Stringing a Lily Garland.

28 January 2015 Well Rooted Sprouting Willow Weave

Weave a sprouting armature

11 February 2015 Stripping foliage from weaving stems

Remove foliage from stems to weave with

18 April 2018 Clematis Vine Swing

Weave a delicate nest for a small spring design.

21 March 2018 Craft a Spring basket from a wreath

A wide gap nearly basket for nearly spring

9 January 2019 Winter white Tulle bridal basket

Craft a delicate bridal basket from twigs and tulle.

Favourite Flowers

Lilium

Lily

Related Designs

1 July 2020 Oh yes, The Hornet of Tranquility

A minimal... but then with a tiny bug detail... design that is perfect for warm summer designing.

6 November 2013 This is the Fragrance of November

Weave a wreath to thread a dome for an Autumn leaf design

24 July 2019 Up to much?

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

27 February 2019 It’s a trap!

Weave a trap to keep your floral details suspended in a square container.

8 May 2019 It takes more than one person to invent a trumpet!

Filling a trumpet flower cup... with more flowers!

6 June 2018 Hi-Lo

Perfect stems, perfect flowers. Needs nothing more.

7 February 2018 Up around the bend

Bend Equisetum into curves to wire into an open wreath shape

10 June 2015 Gotcha!

Hana Kubari lily stems

28 January 2015 In a State of Flow

weave some willow to use as an armature

18 April 2018 Swing Vine

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

9 January 2019 Magical Craftsmanship

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