My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Tutorials

14 January 2011 Ripping Flax

Flax can be ripped into fibres creating long and versatile strips

14 January 2011 Beaded wire

Thread thin wire with tiny beads

5 January 2011 Palm leaf Hopper-flies (grasshoppers and butterflies)

Weave grasshoppers or butterflies (or fireflies) from palm leaves

5 January 2011 Peel a Protea flower

Peel away the tepals and bracts from a Protea flower hear to make a large composite flower orb

4 January 2011 Drinking straw "test tubes"

When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.

3 January 2011 Syringe with tube

Easy way to fill test tubes and easiest way to remove water from a vase

2 January 2011 Lilies

How to keep Lilies in bud for longer. Removing the pollen. Stringing a Lily Garland.

1 January 2011 Sisal Stars

Paper towel cardboard tubes create the basic shape of my stars

1 January 2011 Equisetum

Create a natural flower "test tube" or a light with Equisetum

1 January 2011 Test tubes

To prevent bacterial growth that diminishes the vase life of your flowers wash your test tubes after every use.