My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Jitters!

Jitters floral art design

you see... it goes something like:

Sunflower and orchid floral design

first sip… "oh, good morning"

Summer flower arrangement

second sip.. "Hmmm… I love coffee"

Coffee jitters flower design

fifth sip… " awesome, coffee loves me back!"

Phalaenopsis orchid and sunflower contemporary floral design

and by the second last sip…

Phalaenopsis orchid and sunflower contemporary flower arrangement

I am confidently saying things like: “Yes, this sounds like the exact right shade of green to me”

Coffee jitters

... now that's morning coffee-grade jitters!

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Tutorials

31 July 2019 Adding folded grass "jitters" to a Sunflower

Adding tension to a design with a grass frame and collar.

13 August 2014 Sunflower Disk Floret

Gently pull the petals ( Ray floret) from the seeded part of the sunflower

4 January 2011 Drinking straw "test tubes"

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

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.

27 July 2016 Leaning Sunflowers to stay just so

The trick to any freestanding design is to get your first three stems standing stable and secure in the water. Once you have that you can build the design around it.

30 April 2014 Scattered grass armature

An grass armature that looks scattered but is actually very secure

31 January 2018 Rock Rest for a heavy Protea Flower Head

Create a contrasting base to lift the heavy flower-head to design in

3 January 2011 Syringe with tube

Easy way to fill test tubes and easiest way to remove water from a vase

Favourite Flowers

Phalaenopsis

Phalaenopsis, Moth orchid

Related Designs

13 August 2014 A leg to stand on

Create a upright design by supporting the flowering stems

5 April 2011 Floral Carpet

Durbanville Flower Club: Nature's Treasures, A Floral Art Exhibition at D'Ville Shopping Center Durbanville, Western Cape, South Africa

27 July 2016 Too Hot!

Leaning floral stems to stand on their own in a shallow container

3 July 2012 Twig-a-tude

Stack and wire twigs to create a twig mushroom with attitude for summer

8 May 2019 It takes more than one person to invent a trumpet!

Filling a trumpet flower cup... with more flowers!

30 August 2017 If

Place a water tube at an angle in lumber so that the Zantedeschia float just above the base to show off the delicate grass snippets scattered up the stem

30 April 2014 Scattered

Scatter some dried grass to make a floral armature

23 May 2018 In Summer!

A contemporary cascade of rosary vine and dried petals.

31 January 2018 Rock, don't Roll

Balance the heavy Protea flower head to lean against a rock.