My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Basket weave in an eggshell

Place a tiny corsage magnet inside an egg shell

Place a tiny corsage magnet inside an egg shell.

See the Tutorial below for a double layer version of how I use magnets to position the eggshells.

Position the eggshell on a display platter

Position the eggshell on a display platter.

Slip another magnet below the egg to keep it securely in place

Slip another magnet below the egg to keep it securely in place.

Gently move the egg if you want to re position it

Gently move the egg if you want to re-position it, it will firmly stay in place at whatever angle you want it to be without rolling around.

Weave a few blades of grass or palm to create a small basket weave

Weave a few blades of grass or palm to create a small basket weave

See the Tutorial below for detailed instructions on how to weave with foliage. I have also included a Tutorial below for how to rip foliage to weave with. But you can also find even more details in my book.

Cup the weave

Cup the weave in your hand and slip the grass ends into the egg.

Make sure to subscribe to my newsletter for a weekly tip. This week I tell you how to trim the grass ends to make it easier to slip it into the egg and position it afterwards.

Make sure the grass ends are inside the egg

Make sure the grass ends are inside the egg.

Use a corsage pin to re position the blades of grass so that the weave is neatly covering the opening.

Use a corsage pin to re position the blades of grass so that the weave is neatly covering the opening in the egg.

Fill the egg with water

Fill the egg with water. You can find a detailed Tutorial on how I make this syringe with a tube. It is the best way to fill water sources.

Book readers: Water is thinner than egg so remember to place the eggs in a display container because some water will seep out. Simply refill the egg every now and again. If you want to seal the egg turn to page 199 or page 196, 197 (the tutorial on page 197 ... the one at the bottom works wonderfully)

Slip in the orchids and grasses

Slip in the orchids and grasses so that it remains hydrated.

To curl the grass see the Tutorial below or my book... I have a really fun way in there that works even better!

Every week I add a new design with related tutorials. Be sure to subscribe to receive an email notification with design inspiration.

Tutorials

15 April 2015 Stretching leaves and foliage into a ringlet curl

Most leaves and foliage can be slightly manipulated to curve or curl.

3 January 2011 Syringe with tube

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

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

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

8 June 2011 Foliage Weaving

For this tutorial I focus on a simple weave pattern that does not require you to soften or prepare the leaves to be more durable or flexible. This is the starting point in...

1 February 2012 Weaving a diagonal green grass basket

Once you figure out how to do the corners weaving a diagonal shape is actually not that hard to do.

7 April 2012 Just Hatched Papier Mache Easter Eggs

Glue newsprint paper to balloons to make large egg shaped containers to design in

27 March 2019 An eggshell stack and grass snippet arch with a hidden water source for a Spring or Easter design

An almost nest like design with a hidden water source.

8 April 2015 Cane and Willow Nest Shaped Basket

Weave a nest for Easter eggs

14 January 2011 Ripping Flax

Flax can be ripped into fibres creating long and versatile strips

20 March 2019 Hanging dangling eggshells with a twig and some ripped grass

Pierce eggshells to string it up for a delicate Spring design element.

Favourite Flowers

Phalaenopsis

Phalaenopsis, Moth orchid

Related Designs

8 April 2020 Don’t put all your Baskets in one Egg

A bit of a wrong way round pretty Easter design. Put the basket weave inside the egg instead of putting the eggs in a basket.

28 March 2018 Walking on eggshells

Fill eggshells with moss to create an upright container... with a surprising balancing trick.

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

Weave a palm thorn garland to decorate for Easter

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...

27 March 2019 Like trying to find a water tube in a eggshell stack

A fun Spring and Easter design with stacked eggshells.

2 April 2011 Easter Parade Demonstration and Accessory Workshop

Advanced level Workshop: For my Easter Parade Demonstration I made 6 hand-tied designs within armatures. The concept was to pick up the design while demonstrating and to literally...

8 April 2015 Just think!

Weave a nest for chocolate Easter eggs