My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Transition into Fall

Transition into Fall floral art design

It’s that time of the year… almost… that time of the year. And I can’t wait to start weaving some autumn wreaths!

How to create a soft minimalistic flower arrangement

So until then, I will just hint at wreath weaving by making it a vital part of the design...

Designing with a Cattleya orchid in a contemporary flower arrangement

to keep it from fall-ing (see what I did there?),

Sustainable flower mechanics without floral foam

keep it in place,

How to weave a tiny wreath to keep your flower in place in a floral design

keep it steady,

Christine de Beer original and unique flower arranging techniques

keep it up,

Cattleya orchid ikebana flower arrangement

keep it above the water,

Flower arranging tutorials and design inspiration

... a kinda not really a wreath, kinda wreath.

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Tutorials

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.

1 November 2011 Weaving a twig wreath

For my design I wanted the wreath to look wind blown so I added a few loosely woven twigs into the weave. I also wanted to emphasize the autumn colours so I added a twirling...

19 February 2013 Manipulating stems: Snapping at an angle, Bending, Spiraling, Curling and Straightening

Most stems, twigs and even sturdier branches can be bend into shapes. It takes practice and more than a bit of patience. The main idea is to slowly manipulate the branch without...

20 April 2016 Free standing Willow twig armature with a hidden water source

Cut a few willow twigs to split to create legs for the armature

11 February 2015 Stripping foliage from weaving stems

Remove foliage from stems to weave with

5 September 2018 Wisteria Wreath Vine

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

24 May 2017 Chain link wreath weaving

Weave a few small wreaths to connect

Favourite Flowers

Cattleya

Cattleya orchids

Salix matsudana "Tortuosa"

Curly Willow, Chinese Willow, Tortured Willow, Globe Willow, Dragon's Claw, Hankow Willow

Related Designs

5 September 2018 Wreath Vine Season!

Weave tiny wreaths on the stems of Wisteria vines

24 May 2017 Link

weave a few wreaths to link

19 October 2016 There are Octobers

Autumn wreath

17 August 2016 Strangeness

Weave a wreath to display air plants on

25 January 2017 What is in a basket of spectacular?

Weave a basket with dangling edges for a single orchid display

25 February 2015 Just So

Twirl a few willow twigs to create a balanced armature to display orchids

20 April 2016 That Will Be

Freestanding willow twig armature design