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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

All round pretty sweet and short

Floral design by Christine de Beer All round pretty sweet and short

Sitting there all...

White passion fruit flower arrangement tutorial

Pretty pithy

How to arrange passion fruit flowers in a design

Gorgeously compressed

Sustainable floral design ideas with no floral foam and zero waste

Beautifully itty bitty

Summer flower arranging ideas that are original and unique

Neat and stout

How to wind a wreath out of vines

Divinely nested

Soft minimalism styling ideas

… so basically just perfectly all round

Passiflora floral design by Christine de Beer

if you put it that way.

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Tutorials

19 August 2020 Tangle a perfect vine around two wreaths for a split armature

Passion fruit flowers never lasts long. Not even growing outside on a vine. But the buds continue to open once cut making a wreath display ideal for an even changing passion fruit...

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...

25 March 2020 Finally! I found a perfect way to perfectly preserve a perfect passion fruit flower.

Yay everyone! I found the absolute best way to preserve passion fruit flowers. Here it is: how to dry flowers using Silica Gel.

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.

8 July 2015 Using a pin to place tiny dew drop crystals

It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.

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

18 April 2018 Clematis Vine Swing

Weave a delicate nest for a small spring design.

5 September 2018 Wisteria Wreath Vine

Weave tiny vine wreaths on the leave stems of a stripped Wisteria vine

11 September 2019 Weave a small wreath in the side twig of a willow branch to keep a flower in place in your design

This is both a decorative and functional design solution. But most importantly, I think, there is absolutely zero waste.

25 February 2015 Balancing a Twirled Willow Armature

Twirl twigs to create a balanced nest to display the beautiful orchids on

Favourite Flowers

Passiflora

Granadilla, passionflower, passion vines

Related Designs

16 September 2020 The circle of making new things:

A wreath armature design for early Autumn... this takes the split armature Tutorial I showed you last month a little bit further.

10 June 2020 All Out

An all out effective way of keeping a flower stem in the exact spot you want it to be in a clear water vase design.

4 May 2016 Ring-a-round

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

8 March 2017 Piece of the forest

Standing roses upright in a shallow container

24 May 2017 Link

weave a few wreaths to link

7 February 2018 Up around the bend

Bend Equisetum into curves to wire into an open wreath shape

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

11 September 2019 Transition into Fall

A sustainable, absolutely no waste floral design using willow to suspend your flower head in your arrangement.

25 February 2015 Just So

Twirl a few willow twigs to create a balanced armature to display orchids