My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Bamboo panel

Cut the bamboo into three long and a few shorter pieces

Cut the bamboo into three long and a few shorter pieces. The amount of shorter pieces depends on the look of your design

Lay the three longer pieces flat on as working surface and stack the other pieces

Lay the three longer pieces flat on as working surface and stack the other pieces

Space out the bamboo pieces

Space out the bamboo pieces

Add a few more decorative bamboo pieces

Add a few more decorative bamboo pieces

Carefully latch the bamboo together with ripped grass

Carefully latch the bamboo together with ripped grass

See the Tutorial below for detailed instructions on how to rip foliage

Move down the length of bamboo and latch each piece together

Move down the length of bamboo and latch each piece together

Do the same on the other side

Do the same on the other side

Move to the middle of the panel and latch the bamboo

Move to the middle of the panel and latch the bamboo

Cut two hooks from bamboo and latch it to the panel

To make it easy to hang the panel cut two hooks from bamboo and latch it to the panel

Place the hooks wide on the panel.

Place the hooks wide on the panel.

See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to make a natural hook

Hook the panel into the bamboo scaffolding armature

Hook the panel into the bamboo scaffolding armature

See the Tutorial below on more details on how to make a bamboo scaffolding armature

Bamboo panel and armature ready to design with

Bamboo panel and armature ready to design with

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Tutorials

14 January 2011 Ripping Flax

Flax can be ripped into fibres creating long and versatile strips

26 April 2011 Natural stem hook to hang plant material from

Side stems of branches can be used as hooks to hang floral material in a design.

28 May 2014 Bamboo scaffold armature

Latch a few bamboo pieces together to create a scaffold for the flowers to hang from

Related Designs

28 May 2014 Be Silent And Listen

Lash a few bamboo pieces together to create a scaffold armature

2 September 2015 Happy Dance

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

10 August 2016 Saved up

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

14 June 2017 Things are looking up!

My article and Bamboo Lantern design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

5 July 2017 Just A Bit

Glue a bit of grass snippets to suspend over the design

29 November 2017 Marcescent

Glue a delicate autumn room devider

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...

6 February 2019 Tread softly on winter

A delicate winter twig armature to show off the delicate beauty of these early spring coloured tulips.