My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Snippet grid

Cut away the harder stem ends of lily grass

Cut away the harder stem ends of lily grass.

Place the snippets on a flat working surface

Place the snippets on a flat working surface. Start to connect the snippets with a small drop of floral glue.

For a secure armature each blade of grass needs to connect with another blade of grass at at least three places.

For a secure armature each blade of grass needs to connect with another blade of grass at at least three places.

Glue the snippets into a circle

Glue the snippets into a circle.

Slowly build up the shape

Slowly build up the shape.

Wiggle the snippet shape to make sure it is secure

Wiggle the snippet shape to make sure it is secure. Add more grass snippets where needed.

Set the grass snippet grid on a shallow container

Set the grass snippet grid on a shallow container and fill it with water.

Cut the flower stems short and set it in the water.

Cut the flower stems short and set it in the water the grass grid will keep it in place.

Add a few curving blades of grass.

Add a few curving blades of grass.

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Tutorials

31 December 2012 Knot a Cordyline Catcher

Create a rigid grid to place over a glass vase to keep flower material in place

6 September 2017 Contained rose twig stack

Glue the twigs in a container to easily follow the round shape

8 June 2016 Popsicle Stick Square Armature

Glue Popsicle sticks to create a double layered, upright armature

9 December 2015 Scalable twig and Phalaenopsis orchid winterscape panel

This design can easily scale up or down by using larger or smaller pieces of wood to create a larger wall panel or make a few of these panels to stack as tiles to create a more...

15 June 2016 Weave green strips of willow bark into a nest

Strip bark from willow to eave and set into a shape

3 February 2016 Connect the dot grass Armature

Connect the ends of grass snippets to create a spherical grass armature

Favourite Flowers

Gerbera

Transvaal Daisy, Gerbera Daisy, Germini

Related Designs

30 May 2018 You see... here is the Thing:

Glue a grass snippet grid for shallow container design

27 March 2019 Like trying to find a water tube in a eggshell stack

A fun Spring and Easter design with stacked eggshells.

31 December 2012 A Pocket full of Starlight

Knot a grid to place over a glass bubble vase to keep plant material in place

25 February 2011 A Rock by any other Name...

It's not really what we call things that matter but what they are made of- in this design, it's made of all three types of Oasis and wool.

6 September 2017 One of those difficult questions

Glue a bunch of twigs inside a container to create a round stack

8 June 2016 When the wind whisper

Glue a fantasy forest from Popsicle sticks, grape vine tendrils and willow tips

9 December 2015 On a Grand Scale

My article and a floral panel design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

15 June 2016 One tug

Weave willow bark strips into a nest and weave a bird from flax

3 February 2016 Connect the dot

Connect snippets of grass to create a shelter for your flowers