My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Balance a cake stand lid on it’s side to create a leaning design

I am using a cake stand lid for my design

My glass cake stand broke... leaving me with this pretty but now mismatched lid. Of course you don't have to wait for your cake stand to break- any lid would do.

Set the lid on its side

Set the lid on its side.

You can float flowers in the water but for my design I am suspending it from twigs in a dramatic way.

Latch two twigs together

Latch two twigs together.

For more detailed knot instructions see my book The Effortless Floral Craftsman

Latch the twigs again at the top to create a gap between the two twigs

Latch the twigs again at the top to create a gap between the two twigs.

Set the twigs in the leaning lid and fill it with water

Set the twigs in the leaning lid and fill it with water.

Make sure there is enough water in the container to keep the fresh floral material hydrated

Make sure there is enough water in the container to keep the fresh floral material hydrated.

Slip the flower between the two twigs so that it is wedged into place

Slip the flower between the two twigs so that it is wedged into place.

Set the flower and the twigs in the leaning lid

Set the flower and the twigs in the leaning lid. Make sure the stem is under water.

Add a few blades of grass

Add a few blades of grass.

See the Tutorial below for more information on how to curl grass. You will also find detailed Tutorials in my book.

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Christine de Beer

This is my ongoing creative workbook to research and capture design projects and techniques. You will mostly find ideas for floral art but I will also include some other projects such as gift packaging, cards and even cake decorating with a few lifestyle projects arranged in between.

Everything you see in this workbook was designed, made and photographed by me, unless specific credit is given to another designer.

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