My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Rest a bit here

Rest a bit here floral art design

Take a pause…

Original ideas for designing without floral foam

A respite

Contemporary floral designing with a Cattleya orchid

A breather

Easy to diy flower arranging ideas

Some downtime

How to design with a single flower in a vase

Recess

Zero waste with no plastic sustainable floral design

Lull

Easy to recreate flower arranging inspiration

Or simply take a break

Wabi sabi flower arrangement

Rest a bit here

Soft minimalism when arranging flowers

A full time out

Contemporary and sustainable flower arrangement with a Cattleya orchid

… to just enjoy this moment

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

Tutorials

8 January 2020 Leaf-puddle for a short stem in a big vase

Add a leaf to a large-ish vase to create a small puddle of water for your short flower stem to rest in.

11 September 2019 Weave a small wreath in the side twig of a willow branch to keep a flower in place in your design

This is both a decorative and functional design solution. But most importantly, I think, there is absolutely zero waste.

5 September 2018 Wisteria Wreath Vine

Weave tiny vine wreaths on the leave stems of a stripped Wisteria vine

9 May 2018 Incise waxy Gardenia foliage to decorate the edge of a container

Cut a small wedge out of a stack of waxy leaves to keep the flower and twig in place.

24 January 2018 Stack two glass vases to keep a leaf upright in water

Slip a leaf into the gap between two glass containers to keep it upright... and add a plastic lining to support the flowers nestled into it.

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.

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.

10 October 2018 Single blade wrap armature

Fold a single blade of grass or slender leaf around a small container to stand your flower in position

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

Hide the water source in a rolled leaf

Favourite Flowers

Cattleya

Cattleya orchids

Related Designs

25 January 2017 What is in a basket of spectacular?

Weave a basket with dangling edges for a single orchid display

3 August 2016 Practice

Weave a willow bird nest

11 September 2019 Transition into Fall

A sustainable, absolutely no waste floral design using willow to suspend your flower head in your arrangement.

5 September 2018 Wreath Vine Season!

Weave tiny wreaths on the stems of Wisteria vines

9 May 2018 What is the meaning of this?

Create a minimal design with a few leaves to keep is all upright.

22 August 2018 FreestyleFreesia

Dutch floral designer Pim van den Akker, from Flower Factor invited me to participate in a FloraHolland initiative promoting the versatility of Freesias entitled ...

24 April 2019 Put aside

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

24 January 2018 How to make a stack of just enough:

Stack two vases to create a small gap at the side to keep a leaf upright

10 October 2018 From A... for Acer to Z… for Zantedeschia

This week we look at the design featured in the Flower Guide Chapter at the very end of my book

28 June 2017 Somewhere in the Middle

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

2 August 2017 Grace

Use snips and snippets and leftovers to create a design of it's own