Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Interweave an enchanted gift basket
Shape the wire to loop twice.
Secure the wire at one end to create the basket handle.
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.
Wrap the grass around the handle part of the basket.
Wrap the grass around the sides of the basket leaving wide gaps.
This creates a natural grid for you to weave the grass through.
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.
See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how I make water tubes from drinking straws.
Add the fresh flowers.
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.
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...
When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
Once you figure out how to do the corners weaving a diagonal shape is actually not that hard to do.
Weave a basket from lily grass and then cut and curl the edges
My article and grass wedding basket design.
This week I am so excited to share my article and design that was published in the recent issue of the Floral Art Society of New Zealand's Academy Magazine for NZ qualified...
A design so fine you can easily miss it... if it were not for the interwoven pebbles catching your eye.
A closer look at my design at Canada Blooms and The Toronto Flower Show last week. The show was cancelled right after we staged the designs due to COVID-19 concerns.
After a long winter it is always fun to use the first spring bulb flowers!
Weave a basket with dangling edges for a single orchid display
Weave a sphere from grass to catch a precious and exquisite and perfect glistening early autumn dew drop