My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

It starts with WHY

It starts with why floral design by Christine de Beer

You see,

Wilt protection for flowers on a hot summer day

you add the stack of pebbles

Give fresh flowers water to keep them hydrated

so that the twig wedges firmly

Natural ways to keep flowers in place in a vase

into the glass vase

Foam free and sustainable floral design techniques tutorials

so that you can wedge

Using traditional floral design techniques in contemporary designs

the orchid stem

Fun ideas for original flower arranging

between twig and the glass.

Original design ideas for minimal floral styling

That’s why.

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

Tutorials

26 August 2020 Create a tighter fit with pebbles so that you can wedge a twig securely into a vase

It all started with my twig being just too small to wedge into the glass vase tight enough to keep my orchid stem in place...

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.

16 August 2011 Cut spiked flower stems and foliage into short sections

Orchids grow in long flower spikes. It is great to use the entire stem but sometimes you need shorter section. There is a trick to cutting the stems without leaving a visible...

24 April 2019 Balance a cake stand lid on it’s side to create a leaning design

Suspend a flower for an unusual but minimalist design over a leaning container lid.

12 August 2020 Upside down and on it’s side glass display that plays with natural balance

Utilizing those not so obvious characteristics of your design details to make a minimal clear glass summer floral design.

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.

17 January 2018 Creating contrasts in shallow containers with pebbles and water

Such a peaceful design with just enough float and "stay put" elements

12 February 2014 Lightly sprinkled foliage frog

Light as air ripped foliage flower frog

Favourite Flowers

Phalaenopsis

Phalaenopsis, Moth orchid

Related Designs

16 September 2015 Pointing In

wrap and glue a ring armature to create a decorative wreath

12 March 2014 Petrichor

A minimalist design in a shallow tray

23 April 2014 Bound to Keep

Weave and tie a decorative catcher to suspend flowers

13 January 2016 Once Upon A Time

Stack and glue a Grass Pyramid Armature

31 July 2013 Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer

A tiny orchid stem ladder keeps the orchid suspended just above the water line

24 April 2019 Put aside

Urgh… my glass cake stand broke leaving me with a still beautiful, but now mismatched and extremely inspirational lid...

12 August 2020 A lesson in letting be

Deceptively simple. A design that relies on you working with not against what is already there.

26 September 2018 Cover Story

The design for the cover of my book, the effortless floral craftsman, crafted from Fiddlehead Fern and Red Lipstick Hanging Heliconia.

23 May 2018 In Summer!

A contemporary cascade of rosary vine and dried petals.

17 January 2018 Flowering Between a Rock and a Hard place

Create a subtle contrast by floating or anchoring some of your design elements.

27 January 2016 Well, I'll be

Manipulate fresh willow stems to create a sprouting armature for long tulip stems