My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Easter Bonnet

Easter Bonnet floral art design

In your

Easter bonnet woven from lily grass

Easter bonnet

Easter bonnet woven from lily grass with oncidium orchids

with all the

Pillbox hat woven from lily grass with oncidium orchids

frills upon it...

Pillbox hat woven from lily grass and oncidium orchids

you'll be

Crystal beads on the grass

the grandest lady

Easter parade bonnet

in the Easter parade.

From the musical film “Easter Parade” is a 1948 American musical film starring Judy Garland, Fred Astaire and Peter Lawford, featuring music by Irving Berlin.

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Tutorials

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

8 June 2011 Foliage Weaving

For this tutorial I focus on a simple weave pattern that does not require you to soften or prepare the leaves to be more durable or flexible. This is the starting point in...

15 October 2014 Thanks Weaving Hat

This is the basic pattern used to weave a hat

15 April 2015 Stretching leaves and foliage into a ringlet curl

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

30 August 2011 Removing Oasis Floral Adhesive glue spills

The finish of every design should be flawless. Make sure there are no bits of glue visible in your design by carefully removing all traces of spills.

4 January 2011 Drinking straw "test tubes"

When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.

3 February 2016 Connect the dot grass Armature

Connect the ends of grass snippets to create a spherical grass armature

5 June 2013 Weaving a cube foliage ring box

Weave a cube with a ribbon

1 February 2012 Weaving a diagonal green grass basket

Once you figure out how to do the corners weaving a diagonal shape is actually not that hard to do.

7 December 2016 Flat wire and grass bridal basket

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

14 January 2015 Weaving Slippers from Foliage

Weave slip on shoes from palm leaves

Favourite Flowers

Oncidium

Dancing lady

Related Designs

17 May 2017 Nobody move!

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

26 July 2017 Beat the summer heat

Tangle some wire to set flowers in water

25 July 2018 Lemon Aid

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

27 February 2019 It’s a trap!

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

13 March 2019 How to avoid your wedding treasures from becoming “after the event trash”

My article and grass wedding basket design.

26 June 2019 “Ok wow”

A design so fine you can easily miss it... if it were not for the interwoven pebbles catching your eye.

15 October 2014 Thanks-Weaving

Weaving a hat with an autumn leaf and rose hip garland

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

14 January 2015 Take a load off

Weave slippers from foliage

4 March 2015 Oh!

Wrap and weave grass to create a rose sphere