My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

13 June 2018 Lily grass and cane bubble for a Pitcher plant

Craft a dried cane globe for the armature of the design and then add lily grass to dry in place.

30 May 2018 Snippet grid

Glue grass stem snippets to create a natural grid over a shallow container

23 May 2018 Trailing Ceropegia woodii vines from a Heliconia flower

Set the rosary vines into the natural cavity of the flower head.

23 May 2018 Tumbling sun-flakes

Craft radiating sun-flakes from dried petals.

16 May 2018 Adjusting the curve in plant material

It is possible to curve or adjust a curve in plant material

9 May 2018 Incise waxy Gardenia foliage to decorate the edge of a container

Cut a small wedge out of a stack of waxy leaves to keep the flower and twig in place.

2 May 2018 Radiating rainbow vine armature

Design an armature that is light enough to be carried by two flower stems to create a radiating frame.

25 April 2018 Hanging Twig Line-Up

Craft a twig mobile for Spring

18 April 2018 Clematis Vine Swing

Weave a delicate nest for a small spring design.

11 April 2018 Designing with refraction

Only a few stems create an impressive display if you allow the water to design with you.

11 April 2018 Pick up any bits of plant material floating in the water

Use a wet brush to lift any tiny bits of plant material floating on and in the water to keep your container clear.

4 April 2018 Tap in a Twig Support

Wedge snipped twigs into a glass vase to act as a support for your flowers