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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Hang in there!

Hang in there floral arrangement by Christine de Beer

Everyone

Soft minimalist floral styling

needs

Peaceful single tulip floral design

a little bit

Connect with nature by arranging flowers

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Original flower arranging inspiration and tutorials

support

Place a single tulip in a vase so that it stands upright

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Creative no waste no foam sustainable design solutions for floral designers

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Minimalist flower arranging ideas for a meditation space

... and again.

How to arrange cut tulips

It’s not possible to look this cool all by tulipself!

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Tutorials

1 April 2020 Using your seriously cool hot glue skills to glue a wire support for a tulip stem

A clever almost concealed wire support to keep a single tulip flower upright in a minimal bud design.

21 March 2012 Where to cut Tulips to condition

Here is a trick to make sure your tulips will condition thoroughly

26 February 2020 Weave a grass Platform for an opening Tulip bud

Tulips continue to grow as they open. This means you not only have to be mindful of their proportions as they are now... but also as they will be once open.

24 July 2018 Lemon Aid Container Stopper

Keep flowers in place by placing a lemon on the narrow rim of the container.

1 April 2015 Hana-kubari Bamboo

Hana-Kubari is an Ikebana flower mechanic. Only natural materials such as pebbles, sticks and branches can be seen to support the flowers. Traditionally no twine or wire, nails,...

3 January 2018 Using a fork in a twig to “peg” a stem in place

A easy to use Hana Kubari technique

4 April 2018 Tap in a Twig Support

Wedge snipped twigs into a glass vase to act as a support for your flowers

Favourite Flowers

Tulipa

Tulip

Related Designs

26 February 2020 To top it all off

This is a great "space-keeper" design. The tulip will continue to grow into the vase height as they open... but until then the grass platform part of the design diverts your...

25 July 2018 Lemon Aid

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

24 July 2019 Up to much?

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

18 February 2015 Snail Away

Spiral roll a snail to add to this sunny design

16 January 2019 Every. Single. Week.

Stand tulips upright in a shallow container with a suspended twig armature.

1 April 2015 The Space Between

Traditional Hana-Kubari flower mechanic

3 January 2018 Happy Coincidence!

Some designs really do just make themselves. I received this tiny vase for Christmas from Marius (thank you, Marius!) and while cleaning out my design room I found this little...

26 April 2017 In no time at all

Hana-Kubari twig armature

4 April 2018 Grow on it

Wedge twigs into a vase to create a grid.