My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Flat wire and grass bridal basket

Bend wires to create a basket shape

Bend wires to create a basket shape. I made mine almost a rounded triangle with a flat top

Connect the open ends at the top with florist tape.  This area will be the handle of the basket

Connect the open ends at the top with florist tape. This area will be the handle of the basket

Space out the wires to create a flat base

Space out the wires to create a flat base

Bind a small bundle of grass to the one side of the basket handle letting the tips dangle down the side

Bind a small bundle of grass to the one side of the basket handle letting the tips dangle down the side

Bind another small bundle of grass facing the other way.

Bind another small bundle of grass facing the other way.

Bend the grass down to the side of the basket and secure with floral glue to the wire

Bend the grass down to the side of the basket and secure with floral glue to the wire

Again, do the same on the other side

Again, do the same on the other side

Fold the blades of grass over and secure it to the bottom of the basket, one strand at a time

Fold the blades of grass over and secure it to the bottom of the basket, one strand at a time

Gather up the stem ends at the handle side of the basket

Gather up the stem ends at the handle side of the basket

Wrap the stems with a blade of grass to create a neat handle

Wrap the stems with a blade of grass to create a neat handle

Glue in a few dangling blades of grass, some snowflake sparkling beads, and the orchids

Glue in a few dangling blades of grass, some snowflake sparkling beads, and the orchids

Add a few crystals and make sure the basket is comfortable to carry

Add a few crystals and make sure the basket is comfortable to carry

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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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