My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Interweave a messy grass tumble

Cut two sprouting stems, each with a strong side branch.

Set the stems in glass vases filled with water

Place a horizontal stem so that it rests in the fork in the branches

Spiral some flat wire

Hook the flat wire over the three branches

Loosely interweave some lily grass to follow the spiral of the flat wire

Add a few dangling blades of grass to break up the neat pattern

Curl a few blades of lily grass and add it to the tumble

See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to curl grass

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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.

22 June 2016 Lily grass spiral in a vase

Twist lily grass slightly to create a spiral for the orchids to nestle in

13 March 2013 Grass shelter for a glass bubble vase

Weave a shelter around a glass vase

12 March 2014 Grass tunnel that stays just so

Snip, roll and glue a few blades of grass to create a design feature

7 December 2016 Flat wire and grass bridal basket

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

1 October 2012 Weaving a ball shaped Dew-drop Catcher from grass

Weave a sphere from grass

13 July 2016 Woven lily grass parachute armature

Weave a canopy or parachute shaped armature in a way that you can place the stems in two vases to keep it hydrated.

Related Designs

19 July 2017 Meraki

A grass armature for one perfect slipper orchid

28 February 2018 March Days

Line up a few frosted twigs to march across a shallow container

7 March 2018 Twist of its own

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

22 June 2016 Perfection

Spiral grass to create a nest for the lady slipper orchids

13 March 2013 Than you have to

Weave blades of grass to create a cover for a glass vase

12 March 2014 Petrichor

A minimalist design in a shallow tray

7 December 2016 Oh! So clever

My article and Bridal basket design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

3 June 2015 A watcha call it

Weave a sphere armature

13 July 2016 Woven

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

16 July 2014 Unraveling fast

Weaving foliage to create a lush water scene

21 January 2015 Tiptoe through the Tulips

Braid Tulip stems to set in water