My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Whatever floats your boat

Floating floral design by Christine de Beer

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Floating freesia in water

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How to keep flowers from sinking in water

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An easy design using shorter left over stem flowers

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How to make a floral floating design

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Quick and easy flower arrangements that are unusual

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Contemporary flower arrangements for gardeners

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Make a flower arrangement that floats on water

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Tutorials

20 May 2020 A floral float… that floats

If you know my work you have probably seen me do this: I float flowers using a tiny bubble wrap skirt... this time I am floating an entire design on it's own bubble wrap raft.

3 January 2012 Bubble raft to float flowers

Flowers naturally float in water. They just don’t always naturally float on water. For that they sometimes need a bit of help.

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.

27 June 2018 Foliage tube armature for long stemmed freesia buds

Curl and pin a few leaves into a tube to create an armature for those "left over" freesiabuds.

23 January 2019 Zig-Zag fold plastic for a flower stem support

Zig Zag fold clear plastic for a flower stem support that looks like ice

Favourite Flowers

Freesia

Freesia, freesias

Related Designs

12 August 2020 A lesson in letting be

Deceptively simple. A design that relies on you working with not against what is already there.

3 January 2012 Going Cold Twinkle Turkey

Is it better to go Cold Twinkle Turkey and embrace the minimalist living room or rather ease into it?

19 March 2014 One of one of everyone

Float flowers using a bubble wrap raft

5 December 2018 Personal Preference

The third design I did for my book launch demonstration looking at aspects that influences my effortless style of designing.

4 March 2020 All Aboard!

Ooooh! Am I excited to show you this design. It is an ordinary fishbowl vase... balanced on it's side.

24 September 2014 Leapfrog

Fold and weave a frog from grass

4 September 2019 Gently down the stream

A mindful summer craft using banana leaves to create a floating arrangement.

22 August 2018 Freestyle Freesia design video for Flower Factor

Freestyle Freesia design video for Flower Factor

4 September 2013 Been there, Seen that

My article and woven heart basket design featured in the third anniversary issue of DIY Weddings Magazine

23 January 2019 Do they have cold feet?

Keep flower stems upright with a folded cellophane plastic support that looks like cracked ice.