My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Step It Up

Step It Up flower arrangement by Christine de Beer

To do:

Make your own floral and grass flip flops

Get just one little bit better…

Sustainable crafts to make from what you find in the garden

Not a whole lot so that I am exhausted

How to make grass slippers

Not a smidgen too little so that I get bored

Crafting with nature

… just…

Coiled slip on sandals

... a...

Summer crafts using natural elements

little bit better...

Floral styling with natural elements

... to keep what I feel is worth doing, fun.

Ps: use the template (in your free to download template booklet) for the ballet slipper sole to shape the flip flop sole. If you do not yet have a copy of the template booklet make sure to sign up for my weekly email. I will include the link there for you.
I will also include the link next week if you want to tell someone who might like a free copy.

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Tutorials

22 July 2020 Adding flowers to those pretty hand coiled flip flops I made for my book

Step up the flip-flop design by decorating it with some long lasting succulent flowers. It might look delicate... but these flowers are robust and long lasting.

29 August 2018 Coil slip on sandals

Braid ripped flax and coil it into shaped slip on sandals.

14 January 2015 Weaving Slippers from Foliage

Weave slip on shoes from palm leaves

17 June 2015 Weaving Zori-inspired slip-on Sandals

Sandals made from bamboo, grass and sisal and a bit of satin ribbon for luxury

14 January 2011 Ripping Flax

Flax can be ripped into fibres creating long and versatile strips

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.

8 July 2015 Using a pin to place tiny dew drop crystals

It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.

25 April 2012 A plait, a braid or a French knot grass collar

"Plaid" and "braid" are synonyms, and where you are from will most likely dictate whether you use plait (British) or braid (American or Celtic). Some people also refer to...

20 July 2016 Twisted Lily Grass sun hat

Twist and weave a sun hat from blades of lily grass

22 April 2020 Weave a trendy oversized clutch purse with a hidden magnetic closure

A three in one Tutorial to show you how to weave a clutch purse, how to add a magnetic closure AND how to incorporate a ribbon into a weaved design.

Favourite Flowers

Kalanchoe

Christmas Kalanchoe, Kalanchöe or Kalanchoë

Ceropegia woodii

Rosary vine, Chain of Hearts, Collar of hearts and String of hearts

Related Designs

29 August 2018 It’s not that it is inexpensive… it’s priceless!

Yes, this Coil slip on sandals design is in my book: the effortless floral craftsman, a floral crafter’s guide to crafting with nature ... it is also the first design from the...

14 January 2015 Take a load off

Weave slippers from foliage

17 June 2015 This Summer

Weave slip on summer sandals

20 July 2016 A Shade of Summer

Twist and weave a lily grass summer hat

22 April 2020 Yes… but what would she put in it?

Some floral fashion inspiration: weave a pretty clutch purse