My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Fold a Grass Disk

Cut small strips of double sided tape.

Cut small strips of double sided tape and adhere it to a Styrofoam disk

Smooth the tape down all around the disk

Smooth the tape down all around the disk

Turn the disk over and tape the other side

Turn the disk over and tape the other side

Remove the tape cover to expose the sticky side and fold a blade of grass to stick to both sides

Remove the tape cover to expose the sticky side and fold a blade of grass to stick to both sides

Place the next blade of grass to slightly overlap the first blade

Place the next blade of grass to slightly overlap the first blade so that the Styrofoam will still be covered when the grass dries and shrinks

Continue to add blades of grass

Continue to add blades of grass

Stick the grass to point into the armature

Adhere the grass to point into the armature, with all the blades facing the same direction

Open the double sided tape as you go along

Open the double sided tape as you go along

Disk armature ready to design with

Disk armature ready to design with

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Tutorials

30 August 2011 Removing Oasis Floral Adhesive glue spills

The finish of every design should be flawless. Make sure there are no bits of glue visible in your design by carefully removing all traces of spills.

25 April 2012 A plait, a braid or a French knot grass collar

"Plaid" and "braid" are synonyms, and where you are from will most likely dictate whether you use plait (British) or braid (American or Celtic). Some people also refer to...

6 February 2013 Fold a Foliage Fish

Fold and weave a fish from two blades of grass

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...

6 November 2012 Ripped Grass Frame

Create a sheltered or veiled design by framing the outer edge of your armature (in this case thick cardboard) with long strands of grass

27 February 2013 Ripped Foliage Mesh

Create a delicate mesh over the design

26 March 2014 Foliage doughnut corsage with a hidden Boutstix Floral Magnet

Wrap a foliage circle to9 create a base for a magnetized corsage

Related Designs

16 September 2015 Pointing In

wrap and glue a ring armature to create a decorative wreath

19 April 2017 A spongy home for this octopus orchid

An unusual mechanic for a tiny orchid design

1 October 2012 How to catch a dew drop:

Weave a sphere from grass to catch a precious and exquisite and perfect glistening early autumn dew drop

24 September 2014 Leapfrog

Fold and weave a frog from grass

26 March 2014 You are not done

Retail florists and wholesalers are already designing, ordering and preparing their product range for prom. This is my article that I wrote for the Prom Design Issue of Canadian...