My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Beat the summer heat

Beat the summer heat floral art design

Take a dip,

Gyp and grass wreath.

go for a swim

Curl and curve grass

or float

Gyp and grass

... take time to steep

Baby’s breath, Shishito peppers and lily grass.

immerse

Gypsophila, Shishito peppers and lily grass.

or soak

Every week I add a new design with related tutorials. Be sure to subscribe to receive an email notification with design inspiration.

Tutorials

26 July 2017 Half wire half grass tangle to keep stems in place

Tangle and shape wire to create a half moon for grass and gyp to rest in

15 April 2015 Stretching leaves and foliage into a ringlet curl

Most leaves and foliage can be slightly manipulated to curve or curl.

5 April 2017 Weaving a Pillbox hat from grass

Use the "over and under" weaving pattern to weave a round, upright hat with a flat top and no brim.

20 July 2016 Twisted Lily Grass sun hat

Twist and weave a sun hat from blades of lily grass

7 December 2016 Flat wire and grass bridal basket

Wrap grass around a flat wire shape to create a delicate bridal basket design

17 May 2017 A Dandelion Seed Puff that stays just so

Use a thin wire to puff out dandelion seeds to look like it spilled from a basket

12 June 2012 Sticky Shooting Star

Glue gypsophila sticks, flowers and dandelion seeds into a star shape

Favourite Flowers

Gypsophila

Baby’s breath, soap wort, Gyp, Gypsophila

Related Designs

7 March 2018 Twist of its own

... a quick an easy design. Curl a few flax leaves to frame orchids

25 July 2018 Lemon Aid

Use a lemon as a stopper to keep floral material in place

20 February 2019 Inna...

Stack bowls to keep your flower stems in place.

19 July 2017 Meraki

A grass armature for one perfect slipper orchid

5 April 2017 Easter Bonnet

Weave a delicate Pillbox hat

20 July 2016 A Shade of Summer

Twist and weave a lily grass summer hat

15 April 2015 Bowled Over

Weave a sphere armature to complement delicate oncidium orchiods

13 January 2016 Once Upon A Time

Stack and glue a Grass Pyramid Armature

13 July 2016 Woven

Weave a canopy or parachute shaped armature for orchids to perch on

12 August 2015 Catch of the Day

Weave a loose basket to display a single flower... or three

7 December 2016 Oh! So clever

My article and Bridal basket design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

17 May 2017 Nobody move!

Weave a small basket with a lid to keep fluffy treasures in

11 June 2012 Wish Upon a Dandelion Star

A sticky shooting star made with gypsophila stems and fluffy dandelion seeds

12 April 2011 Intimate Dinner For Two- Table Setting Competition Class

Floral Sushi Dinner, for two