My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Half wire half grass tangle to keep stems in place

Tangle and shape wire into a half moon

Tangle and shape wire into a half moon

Place the wire in a shallow container

Place the wire in a shallow container

Pour water into the container

Pour water into the container. Just about 2cm should be enough.

Place the Baby’s breath stems so that it rests in water

Place the Baby’s breath stems making sure each stem is in water

Add some clematis stems

Add some clematis stems

Tangle some decorative wire over the flowers

Tangle some decorative wire over the flowers

Nestle a few Shishito peppers into the wire tangle

Nestle a few Shishito peppers into the wire tangle

Curl, curve and drape some lily grass to complete the shape

Curl, curve and drape some lily grass to complete the shape, making sure each blade of grass is in water.

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Tutorials

15 April 2015 Stretching leaves and foliage into a ringlet curl

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

5 April 2017 Weaving a Pillbox hat from grass

Use the "over and under" weaving pattern to weave a round, upright hat with a flat top and no brim.

20 July 2016 Twisted Lily Grass sun hat

Twist and weave a sun hat from blades of lily grass

7 December 2016 Flat wire and grass bridal basket

Wrap grass around a flat wire shape to create a delicate bridal basket design

17 May 2017 A Dandelion Seed Puff that stays just so

Use a thin wire to puff out dandelion seeds to look like it spilled from a basket

12 June 2012 Sticky Shooting Star

Glue gypsophila sticks, flowers and dandelion seeds into a star shape

Favourite Flowers

Gypsophila

Baby’s breath, soap wort, Gyp, Gypsophila

Related Designs

26 July 2017 Beat the summer heat

Tangle some wire to set flowers in water

7 March 2018 Twist of its own

... a quick an easy design. Curl a few flax leaves to frame orchids

25 July 2018 Lemon Aid

Use a lemon as a stopper to keep floral material in place

20 February 2019 Inna...

Stack bowls to keep your flower stems in place.

20 July 2016 A Shade of Summer

Twist and weave a lily grass summer hat

15 April 2015 Bowled Over

Weave a sphere armature to complement delicate oncidium orchiods

13 July 2016 Woven

Weave a canopy or parachute shaped armature for orchids to perch on

12 August 2015 Catch of the Day

Weave a loose basket to display a single flower... or three

7 December 2016 Oh! So clever

My article and Bridal basket design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

17 May 2017 Nobody move!

Weave a small basket with a lid to keep fluffy treasures in

11 June 2012 Wish Upon a Dandelion Star

A sticky shooting star made with gypsophila stems and fluffy dandelion seeds

10 September 2012 Tying the knot

Gypsophilla design with Celtic love knots featured in the DIY Wedding Magazine

12 April 2011 Intimate Dinner For Two- Table Setting Competition Class

Floral Sushi Dinner, for two