My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Single blade wrap armature

Measure a blade of grass or slender leaf.

Measure a blade of grass or slender leaf. It should be long enough to easily wrap around the small bowl or container.

Wrap the blade of grass around the container

Wrap the blade of grass around the container.

For my design I measured the blade of grass out so that it points upward

For my design I wanted a dramatic twist so I measured the blade of grass out so that it points upward. You can fold the end flat if you prefer. Secure the grass with a drop of glue or pin it with a sharp twig to keep it in place.

Line the containers up to display

Line the containers up to display.

Fill the containers with water

Fill the containers with water.

Snip the orchids from the stem.

Snip the orchids from the stem. You will notice I leave a bit of the green stem to help the flower absorb water better.

You can find more information on how and where to snip flowers from stems in my book, the effortless floral craftsman. I also have a more detailed Tutorial in the links below.

Make a tiny slit in the blade of grass with a pin.

Make a tiny slit in the blade of grass with a pin...

Slip the stem through the slit

Slip the stem through the slit.

Adjust the position of the flowers

Adjust the position of the flowers.

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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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