My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Look deep

Look deep floral art design

“Look deep

Freesia buds

into nature

Curled foliage armature.

and then you will

Freesia flower arrangement

understand

Freesia floral design

everything better”

Quote by Albert Einstein

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Tutorials

27 June 2018 Foliage tube armature for long stemmed freesia buds

Curl and pin a few leaves into a tube to create an armature for those "left over" freesiabuds.

28 June 2017 Skewer leaf rolls to support a tiny water source for fresh flowers

Hide the water source in a rolled leaf

23 March 2013 Rolling leaf tubes

Roll foliage to create tubes

4 February 2015 Fold over a tropical leaf cocoon

Fold and glue a Monstera deliciosa (delicious monster) leaf

14 October 2015 Roll hundreds (yes! hundreds) of autumn leaves so create a natural, upright flower frog

Rolled leaves offer support for floral stems

11 November 2015 Balancing the curved stems of dried Autumn leaf tubes

Long stemmed autumn leave tubes as a floral armature

Favourite Flowers

Freesia

Freesia, freesias

Related Designs

1 May 2013 An invisible line to cross

Weave a strip to slip around a candle

4 April 2011 its a wrap!

Banana leaves used to wrap flowers instead of Tissue paper or Cellophane

21 April 2011 Happy Easter!

Spring "Ice cream" posy with a Banana Leaf "cone"

28 June 2017 Somewhere in the Middle

Skewer Dracaena leaves into a roll that supports a tiny water source for the Oncidium orchids

4 February 2015 collywobbles!

Fold foliage butterflies

14 October 2015 What a find!

Roll autumn leaves to create a frog to keep flowers upright

11 November 2015 Balancing Act

Bend dried fall leaves to balance on the edge of a glass container