My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Standing a water tube at an angle in lumber

Place the flower in a water tube

Place the flower in a water tube. Make sure the tube is sturdy enough not to bend or break carrying weight

Cut the the lumber

Cut the lumber so that the hole is to one side and at an angle. You can, of course, also drill a hole in the wood.

I wanted my Zantedeschia to float above the lumber to show off the grass snippets

I wanted my Zantedeschia to float above the lumber to show off the delicate grass snippets so I measured the stem accordingly. Make sure the proportion of the stem suits the length of the lumber.

Place the tube in the hole

Place the tube in the hole

Glue in the grass snippets

Glue in the grass snippets

To extend all the way up the elegant flower stem

To extend all the way up the elegant flower stem

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Tutorials

30 August 2011 Curving Calla Lilies

Follow the flower's natural curve but you can also curve only sections to create an elegant crescent or a curve at the tip of the stem

15 March 2017 Wedding welcome and direction sign

Hang a twig and wood mobile at your weeding as a direction board

12 December 2012 Piled Pine Needle Tabletop Wreath

Use wood glue to make a light as air table top wreath from pine needles

28 August 2013 Barely there Mad Hatter's Top Hat

Glue sisal fibers to create a floral top hat

12 February 2014 Lightly sprinkled foliage frog

Light as air ripped foliage flower frog

30 April 2014 Scattered grass armature

An grass armature that looks scattered but is actually very secure

3 February 2016 Connect the dot grass Armature

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

Favourite Flowers

Zantedeschia

Calla Lily, Arum Lily

Related Designs

30 August 2017 If

Place a water tube at an angle in lumber so that the Zantedeschia float just above the base to show off the delicate grass snippets scattered up the stem

3 January 2018 Happy Coincidence!

Some designs really do just make themselves. I received this tiny vase for Christmas from Marius (thank you, Marius!) and while cleaning out my design room I found this little...

24 January 2018 How to make a stack of just enough:

Stack two vases to create a small gap at the side to keep a leaf upright

31 January 2018 Rock, don't Roll

Balance the heavy Protea flower head to lean against a rock.

16 May 2018 It goes like this...

Gently curve plant material.

23 May 2018 In Summer!

A contemporary cascade of rosary vine and dried petals.

8 August 2018 On the net

Knot a net to rest short stem orchids on.

2 January 2019 One New Year’s Wish

Wire a sparkling tinsel garland to dress up a single, elegant Arum lily.

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

A fun Spring and Easter design with stacked eggshells.

3 April 2011 One Singular Sensation

Three Lilies plaited to create a sensational, singular flower "growing" out of a Equisetum dome filled with Rainbow Oasis pebbles.

30 August 2011 Ichi-go, ichi-e

Freely translated it means Each Moment, Only Once. It is a saying associated with Japanese tea ceremonies.

30 July 2014 See you around

Weave a few spheres to create a simple design

4 January 2017 New Year's Wreath

Decorate an artificial wreath with fresh flowers and frosted twigs

15 March 2017 Wedding Welcome

My article and wedding direction board design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

12 December 2012 It's a swell time…

An exceptional moment frozen in time… 12:12:12 12/12/12

28 August 2013 Losing some of that Muchness

A barely there sisal Mad Hatter's floral hat

12 February 2014 Easy does it

Rip foliage to sprinkle as a light as air flower frog

30 April 2014 Scattered

Scatter some dried grass to make a floral armature

3 February 2016 Connect the dot

Connect snippets of grass to create a shelter for your flowers