My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Grass shelter for a glass bubble vase

Start to weave a few blades of grass

Start to weave a few blades of grass. This will form a secure carpet for the vase to rest on.

For more information about weaving grass see the Tutorial below

Loop the grass

Cut a short section of the grass and loop it into a circle. Secure with glue

Rest the small bubble vase on the woven carpet

Rest the small bubble vase on the woven carpet

Slip the loop over the neck of the vase

Slip the grass circle over the neck to rest on the thickest part of the vase

Lift up the dangling blades of grass to weave through the circle.

Lift up the dangling blades of grass to weave through the circle.

Fold each blade over the vase and weave it into the other side

Randomly weave the grass through the blades in its path, or through the inner circle, so that it folds over the vase to weave it into the blades on the other side

Use the thicker parts of the grass to guide it through the structure

Use the thicker parts of the grass to guide it through the shelter

Keep following the shape of the vase without pulling the grass tight

Keep following the shape of the vase without pulling the grass tight

Fill the vase with water.

Fill the vase with water without disturbing the blades of grass.

See the Tutorial below for instructions on how to make the syringe tube

Add the lilies and weave a few blades of grass to tangle around the flowers

Add the lilies and weave a few blades of grass to tangle around the flowers

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Tutorials

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...

3 January 2011 Syringe with tube

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

30 March 2012 Keep pod shaped flowers in bud for longer

Sometimes you want to keep flowers in tight bud for as long as possible to suit your design

2 January 2011 Lilies

How to keep Lilies in bud for longer. Removing the pollen. Stringing a Lily Garland.

Favourite Flowers

Lilium

Lily

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