My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Walking on eggshells

Walking on eggshells floral art design

Carefully balance a bit of invent

Easter egg floral design

To a delicate drop of arrange

Make wooden feathers

Add a gentle splash of design

Oncidium orchids in moss

Just a pinch of conceive

Easter egg in an egg flower arrangement

With a smidgen of devise

Happy Easter flower design

… and hatch! Easter design

Happy Easter flower friends.

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Tutorials

28 March 2018 Stacked eggshell containers that won't topple over.

Balance a stack of eggshells with a magnet for a tiny Easter design

7 April 2012 Paste and cut Wooden Feathers

Wood glue makes wood veneer or Kyogi paper soft and playable to make feathers with

3 January 2011 Syringe with tube

Easy way to fill test tubes and easiest way to remove water from a vase

16 August 2011 Cut spiked flower stems and foliage into short sections

Orchids grow in long flower spikes. It is great to use the entire stem but sometimes you need shorter section. There is a trick to cutting the stems without leaving a visible...

22 April 2015 Dowel ring flower holder for the most delicate of stems

The most delicate of stems often disappear in a design. this is an easy way to display really delicate flowering stems without overwhelming them

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

Hide the water source in a rolled leaf

10 August 2016 Bamboo frog for a shallow container design

Cut short bamboo lengths to keep your flower material upright in a shallow and narrow container

1 April 2015 Hana-kubari Bamboo

Hana-Kubari is an Ikebana flower mechanic. Only natural materials such as pebbles, sticks and branches can be seen to support the flowers. Traditionally no twine or wire, nails,...

30 May 2012 Plaiting a palm thorn garland

This is the basic technique used in traditional Easter crafts to plait a crown of thorns.

Favourite Flowers

Oncidium

Dancing lady

Related Designs

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

20 March 2019 It’s all ===> right

Hang a dangling eggshell in a Spring blossom design.

17 April 2019 Hopping with Excitement

A hoppingly-fun Spring design for Easter.

22 April 2015 Toiling

Convert a dowel stick into a container for delicate flower stems

28 June 2017 Somewhere in the Middle

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

10 August 2016 Saved up

Cut lengths of bamboo to place in a shallow container as a flower frog

1 April 2015 The Space Between

Traditional Hana-Kubari flower mechanic

12 August 2015 Catch of the Day

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

16 April 2014 Never saw such a lovely day...

Weave a palm thorn garland to decorate for Easter

2 July 2014 Clearly contained

Clear containers need clear grids to keep the flowers in place

7 April 2012 Spring Clean

A clean Easter design. The tiny blossoms are Kalanchoe 'Calandiva Pink'. Tucked low in the paper eggs are a few Cymbidium orchids and the twigs are contorted hazel. The...