My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Tutorials

12 June 2019 Loop-over grass veil for a cool summer design

A cool and minimal floral design for summer.

5 June 2019 Stack a Stack of Stems to create a sturdy grid Armature... with some height

Stack green lily stems to create an upright mechanic to keep shorter stems in place.

29 May 2019 Weaving and Interweaving for contrast

My block design is shaped around a Styrofoam block. It is bulky but lightweight and a great way to reuse packaging.

29 May 2019 Taking a break when weaving with grass

When weaving a more labour intensive design you might want to/have to break for a few hours. This is the best way to keep the project from dying out too quickly.

22 May 2019 Gently peel leaves from the stalk to create a twisted stem end

Roll leaves to create a stopper to keep flowers in place in a bud vase

15 May 2019 Glue a grapevine armature shaped like the petals of an open rose

Cut a wreath into sections to glue back together into a beautiful rose petal shape

8 May 2019 Fill a trumpet shaped flower cup with... more flowers!

A hidden water source small enough to fit into a dainty flower.

1 May 2019 An almost not even there grass grid

... with the help of an old staple technique.

24 April 2019 Balance a cake stand lid on it’s side to create a leaning design

Suspend a flower for an unusual but minimalist design over a leaning container lid.

17 April 2019 Cross cut Spring Twig Armature

Give a sturdy twig a cut to stay put in your Spring design.

10 April 2019 Twig cloud mobile

Wire a sturdy cloud shaped armature to hang a heavier water source for thirsty Wisteria flowers.

3 April 2019 Dried Blossom Caterpillar

Craft a pretty little critter by threading dried blossoms onto a wire.