My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Around again

Around again floral art design

I like winter

Plait grass

Spring is nice;

Braided grass

Let’s skip summer

Phalaenopsis orchids lilies and hellebore

and do

Table top wreath

fall twice!

Quote by Rusty Fischer

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Tutorials

13 September 2017 Tape a grid around the edges of a container for a table top wreath

Suspend flowers with an almost invisible taped grid

25 April 2012 A plait, a braid or a French knot grass collar

"Plaid" and "braid" are synonyms, and where you are from will most likely dictate whether you use plait (British) or braid (American or Celtic). Some people also refer to...

14 January 2011 Ripping Flax

Flax can be ripped into fibres creating long and versatile strips

3 May 2017 Three Twig Bundle Braid

Braid bundles of twigs to create an armature for flowers to dance in

2 July 2014 Clearly invisible taped Grid

This is the easiest way to keep flower in place

2 April 2014 Turning the sellotape over the vase trick up-side-down for a sticky side out frog

Tape a grid over a vase to keep the floral details in place

2 January 2011 Lilies

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

25 August 2011 Placing orchids in test tubes

Cut the Phalaenopsis orchid with a bit of green stem attached. This will make them last longer.

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

Favourite Flowers

Lilium

Lily

Phalaenopsis

Phalaenopsis, Moth orchid

Related Designs

20 June 2018 A Bundle of Pretty

A dried bundle of ripped flax hides a secret water source for the orchids

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.

21 August 2019 All in one pod

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

24 April 2012 Words Matter.

Braiding and plaiting and knotting hair is a huge trend in hairdressing at the moment. Intricate little plaits are draped over long flowing hair to add complexity and quirk. ...

3 May 2017 Oh just...

Braid a few twigs to dance around your flowers

7 June 2017 Dream, Job

Create a grid to rest some plant material so that it floats and some with their stems to rest in the water below

20 August 2014 Summer

A quick and easy design for summer

28 October 2015 On Pumpkin Coloured Days

Create a besom broom to sweep up those Autumn leaves

6 April 2016 Take it for a Spin

Make a clear grid to suspend plant material on

2 April 2014 Apricity

Turning a stand-by floral technique sticky side out

20 February 2013 Designing with Mother Nature

Retail florists and wholesalers are already designing, ordering and preparing their product range for Mother's Day. This is my article that I wrote for the Mother's Day Design...