My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

What is the meaning of this?

Symbolism of the Gardenia Flower:

What is the meaning of this floral art design

Trust and Hope and Purity...

Minimalist floral design

Clarity and Dreams and Intuition...

Single flower arrangement.

Renewal and Alignment and

Gardenia floral design

Friendship,

The waxy Gardenia leaves keep the flower in place

Innocence,

Beautiful Gardenia.

Protection,

Gardenia single bud design

Self-Reflection.

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Tutorials

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.

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,...

3 January 2018 Using a fork in a twig to “peg” a stem in place

A easy to use Hana Kubari technique

26 April 2017 Hana-Kubari twig

Slip a twig over the side of a container to keep an elegant flower stem upright

2 September 2015 Hana-Kubari Bamboo Stilts with a Hidden Water Source

Split bamboo stems to create a water source for dancing orchids

18 January 2017 T-connect twigs to shadow a design

Split a twig to create a t connection to hover a twig over the design

5 July 2017 Bits of snipped grass glued to create a net

Glue a fragile sheltering net to soften the look of a summer design

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

Related Designs

1 April 2015 The Space Between

Traditional Hana-Kubari flower mechanic

3 January 2018 Happy Coincidence!

Some designs really do just make themselves. I received this tiny vase for Christmas from Marius (thank you, Marius!) and while cleaning out my design room I found this little...

26 April 2017 In no time at all

Hana-Kubari twig armature

2 September 2015 Happy Dance

Split a few bamboo sections to create a happy water source for miniature orchids

5 July 2017 Just A Bit

Glue a bit of grass snippets to suspend over the design

10 August 2016 Saved up

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

27 January 2016 Well, I'll be

Manipulate fresh willow stems to create a sprouting armature for long tulip stems