My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Interweave an enchanted gift basket

 Shape the wire to loop twice

Shape the wire to loop twice.

Secure the wire at one end to create the basket handle

Secure the wire at one end to create the basket handle.

 Add another length of wire horizontally around the basket to create the sides

Add another length of wire horizontally around the basket to create the sides.

Cross another length of wire at the bottom so that it can support some weight when filled

Cross another length of wire at the bottom so that it can support some weight when filled.

 Wrap the grass around the handle part of the basket

Wrap the grass around the handle part of the basket.

Wrap the grass around the sides of the basket leaving wide gaps

Wrap the grass around the sides of the basket leaving wide gaps.

This creates a natural grid for you to weave the grass through

This creates a natural grid for you to weave the grass through.

Fill in all the gaps by interweaving the grass through the grid

Fill in all the gaps by interweaving the grass through the grid.

Glue in water tubes to keep the fresh flowers hydrated and add loose dangling blades of grass for a more natural look

Glue in water tubes to keep the fresh flowers hydrated and add loose dangling blades of grass for a more natural look.

See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how I make water tubes from drinking straws.

Add the fresh flowers

Add the fresh flowers.

Glue in sparkling beads to finish the design

Glue in sparkling beads to finish the design.

See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how I add sparkling beads without damaging the delicate flowers.

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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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