My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Peekaboo

Peekaboo flower arrangement by Christine de Beer

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Blue irises in a ice blue sustainable floral design

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Make an unique floral design using minimal flowers

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Iris basket floral design idea for modern florists

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Weaving with foliage ideas for floral design

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Iris and woven grass to create a fast and easy zero waste floral design for decor styling

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Add value to your flower arrangements with craftsmanship

Oh yes, peek through the flowers and you’ll see it’s definitely still winter over here in Vancouver… but… well... soon.

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Tutorials

29 January 2020 Weave a long lasting (without using floral foam) in a vase floral design basket

Give your woven grass a water source by designing the basket in a vase rather than placing the vase in a basket

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 April 2015 Stretching leaves and foliage into a ringlet curl

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

4 December 2013 Large wax snowflakes

Artificial snow can be very "chemical" and flowers deteriorate quickly when exposed to it. It also dissolves in water. I use candle wax as "snow"

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.

25 June 2019 Stacking grass covered pebbles

Pebbles are a great way to weigh down or keep your floral material in place. Here's a way to dress them up a bit

14 January 2015 Weaving Slippers from Foliage

Weave slip on shoes from palm leaves

29 May 2019 Weaving and Interweaving for contrast

My block design is shaped around a Styrofoam block. It is bulky but lightweight and a great way to reuse packaging.

7 December 2016 Flat wire and grass bridal basket

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

1 October 2012 Weaving a ball shaped Dew-drop Catcher from grass

Weave a sphere from grass

Favourite Flowers

Iris

Dutch Iris or widow iris are the best known varieties used as cut flowers

Related Designs

18 March 2020 Aerial Odyssey

A closer look at my design at Canada Blooms and The Toronto Flower Show last week. The show was cancelled right after we staged the designs due to COVID-19 concerns.

27 February 2019 It’s a trap!

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

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.

14 January 2015 Take a load off

Weave slippers from foliage

29 May 2019 Creative Competition

This week I am so excited to share my article and design that was published in the recent issue of the Floral Art Society of New Zealand's Academy Magazine for NZ qualified...

7 December 2016 Oh! So clever

My article and Bridal basket design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

1 October 2012 How to catch a dew drop:

Weave a sphere from grass to catch a precious and exquisite and perfect glistening early autumn dew drop

9 August 2017 Hat tip

Tip a mortarboard inspired top at an angle for a glass design