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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

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To top it off floral design by Christine de Beer

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Contemporary floral design idea for sustainable bud vases

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No floral foam that is easy and budget friendly

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Zero waste floral styling for interiors

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Floral design craftsmanship inspiration for flower arranging

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How to arrange a tulip in a vase

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Original and unique ideas for flower arranging

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Tutorials

26 February 2020 Weave a grass Platform for an opening Tulip bud

Tulips continue to grow as they open. This means you not only have to be mindful of their proportions as they are now... but also as they will be once open.

11 May 2011 Slow down tulip growth, after the stems have been severed from the bulbs

Tulips continue to grow after being cut. Sometimes when you make a very small design or for competition or bridal work you want to minimize growth. The best way to do this is to...

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.

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...

21 January 2015 Braiding three Tulip stems

Plait Tulip stems

21 March 2012 Where to cut Tulips to condition

Here is a trick to make sure your tulips will condition thoroughly

13 March 2013 Grass shelter for a glass bubble vase

Weave a shelter around a glass vase

3 March 2011 Reflex Tulip Petals

Tulip petals can be opened or reflexed to create a fuller bloom

25 January 2017 Detailing a messy edged grass basket

Weave a basket from lily grass and then cut and curl the edges

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

13 July 2016 Woven lily grass parachute armature

Weave a canopy or parachute shaped armature in a way that you can place the stems in two vases to keep it hydrated.

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Related Designs

1 April 2020 Hang in there!

Keeping this tulip upright requires less magic and more hot glue skills... but it looks magical never the less.

21 January 2015 Tiptoe through the Tulips

Braid Tulip stems to set in water

1 March 2011 FLOAT

Reflex Tulip and Passion Fruit Tendrils in a wax disk

22 February 2017 Perfect!

Tulips are so perfect just as they are all that is needed is to simply drape their graceful leaves around the flowers

3 February 2011 I've got my head in the clouds

Wax and Rainbow Oasis keep the flower heads in place.

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

12 August 2015 Catch of the Day

Weave a loose basket to display a single flower... or three

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.

13 July 2016 Woven

Weave a canopy or parachute shaped armature for orchids to perch on

15 August 2018 Bursting with excitement

Loosely weave grass to create a decorative grid keeping flowers in place over a square container.