My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Off-center hole-wreath armature

Draw the wreath pattern on cardboard

Draw the wreath pattern on cardboard.

Craft the first layer of the armature from sturdy dried grass

Craft the first layer of the armature from sturdy dried grass, cut into random size snippets.

Start to stack the snippets

Start to stack the snippets. Make sure you stay inside the pattern and glue the grass snippets to other grass snippets and not the cardboard.

For a sturdy wreath armature make sure you glue each snippet at least at 3 points to another grass snippet

For a sturdy wreath armature make sure you glue each snippet at least at 3 points to another grass snippet.

Glue the grass snippets in a random pattern all around the wreath

Glue the grass snippets in a random pattern all around the wreath

Let some of the snippets extend to create dimension

Let some of the snippets extend to create dimension.

Hold the wreath up to make sure it is sturdy

Hold the wreath up to make sure it is sturdy. Wiggle it a bit just to make sure. Add more grass snippets where needed.

Weave in a few sweet pea vines

Weave in a few dried sweet pea vines.

Add just enough vines to soften the look of the grass snippets

Add just enough vines to soften the look of the grass snippets.

Glue in a water tube

Glue in a water tube.

I make my own tiny water tubes from drinking straws. See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions.

Add in the fresh flowers

Add in the Phalaenopsis orchids.

Drape a green vine lightly around the design for contrast

Drape a green vine lightly around the design for contrast.

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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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Lathyrus

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Phalaenopsis

Phalaenopsis, Moth orchid