My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Stacked Grass Pyramid Armature

Curl the wires over at the ends to prevent it from scratching the shallow container

Curl the wire ends over with pliers at the ends to prevent it from scratching the shallow container

Find the middle point of two wires

Find the middle point of the two wires

Connect the two wires at the middle point to make a X

Connect the two wires at the middle point to make a X

Make sure the wire stands securely

Make sure the wire frame stands securely

Fit the wire frame in a shallow container

Fit the wire frame in a shallow container

Glue a blade of grass from one end of the wire to the other

Glue a blade of grass from one end of the wire to the other

Add the next blade of grass

Add the next blade of grass moving around the frame

These are the longest blades of grass

These are the longest blades of grass. The next layer is slightly shorter

Place the next blade of grass over, and slightly in from the one below

Place the next blade of grass over, and slightly in from the one below

And the next blade of grass over, and slightly in from that one.

And the next blade of grass over, and slightly in from that one.

Keep adding blades of grass layering them around following the wire frame as a guide

Keep adding blades of grass layering them around following the wire frame as a guide

Keep stacking grass to create a pyramid shape

Keep stacking grass to create a pyramid shape

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Tutorials

30 August 2011 Removing Oasis Floral Adhesive glue spills

The finish of every design should be flawless. Make sure there are no bits of glue visible in your design by carefully removing all traces of spills.

8 June 2011 Foliage Weaving

For this tutorial I focus on a simple weave pattern that does not require you to soften or prepare the leaves to be more durable or flexible. This is the starting point in...

6 February 2013 Fold a Foliage Fish

Fold and weave a fish from two blades of grass

4 February 2015 Fold over a tropical leaf cocoon

Fold and glue a Monstera deliciosa (delicious monster) leaf

18 February 2015 Grass Spiral Snail

Fold a foliage snail

20 May 2015 Grass Bundle

A grass bundle floral armature

12 March 2014 Grass tunnel that stays just so

Snip, roll and glue a few blades of grass to create a design feature

8 July 2015 Using a pin to place tiny dew drop crystals

It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.

Related Designs

13 January 2016 Once Upon A Time

Stack and glue a Grass Pyramid Armature

19 April 2017 A spongy home for this octopus orchid

An unusual mechanic for a tiny orchid design

5 June 2019 Add up!

Stacking green stems to create an armature for short stemmed flowers.