My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Natural stem hook to hang plant material from

Twig hook

Side stems of branches can be used as hooks to hang floral material in a design.

Cut the stem a few centimetres below a fork in the branch keeping one stem longer than the other

Cut the stem a few centimetres below a fork in the branch keeping one stem longer than the other

This method creates great movement but it is also very secure and best of all- natural

This method creates great movement but it is also very secure and best of all- natural

Bamboo hook

You can also use bamboo as a natural hook instead of twigs

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Tutorials

11 February 2015 Stripping foliage from weaving stems

Remove foliage from stems to weave with

Favourite Flowers

Salix matsudana "Tortuosa"

Curly Willow, Chinese Willow, Tortured Willow, Globe Willow, Dragon's Claw, Hankow Willow

Related Designs

25 April 2011 Drinking straws become flower test tubes

Design 2: Up-cycle drinking straws to make tiny test tubes to hold the orchids on my willow twig blind.

4 December 2012 'Tis the Season

My article looking at contrasts and 6 winter lantern designs featured in the DIY Wedding Magazine

30 January 2013 It's High Time for Tea: from craft to art, taking a delicious floral journey with wire techniques

This was my last two designs for my It's High Time for Tea Floral Craft and Art Demonstration at The Capilano Flower Arranging Club meeting

9 April 2014 To think of that

Create a natural, swinging test tube holder to keep flowers hydrated

28 May 2014 Be Silent And Listen

Lash a few bamboo pieces together to create a scaffold armature

25 February 2015 Just So

Twirl a few willow twigs to create a balanced armature to display orchids

22 November 2017 How do squirrels Cache a tree?

Hoard a few acorns in the fork of a twig to show off a single oncidium orchid.