My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Craft a Spring basket from a wreath

Cut a wreath into sections

Cut a wreath into sections...

For my design I cut and gathered 5 loops

For my design I cut and gathered 5 loops. If you want the gaps to be smaller wire in a few more loops.

The basket is wired to the sturdiest loop

The basket is wired to the sturdiest loop. This will also be the handle.

Place the first loop around this sturdy loop

Place the first loop around this sturdy loop.

Tie it with wire to secure

Tie it with wire to secure.

Place the next loop halfway between these loops and wire to secure

Place the next loop halfway between these loops and wire to secure

Do the same on the other side to shape the bottom of the basket

Do the same on the other side to shape the bottom of the basket.

Weave in another loop to cross over all the loops that shape the bottom of the basket

Weave in another loop to cross over all the loops that shape the bottom of the basket, and secure with wire. If you want a basket with smaller gaps in the bottom weave in a few more loops and space it out to create smaller gaps.

Glue in a few water tubes for the fresh flowers

Glue in a few water tubes for the fresh flowers.

I make small water tubes from drinking straws. See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions.

Add the orchids, vines, feathers and crystals

Add the orchids, vines, feathers and crystals.

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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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