My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Tape a grid around the edges of a container for a table top wreath

Tape a grid just inside the edge of a flat container

Tape a grid just inside the edge of a flat container. I placed two strips of sellotape (sticky side up) in each direction.

Tape a grid just inside the edge of a flat container

Tape a grid just inside the edge of a flat container

Set a blade of grass to follow the wreath shape on the tape

Set a blade of grass to follow the wreath shape on the tape

Add a few more blades of grass

Add a few more blades of grass. The grass sticks to the tape creating a fine grid for the fresh flowers to rest on once positioned

Follow the shape you want the wreath to have

Follow the shape you want the wreath to have. I wanted it to be round but you can also create a square by just following the tape.

Place your fresh flowers and make sure all the stems rest in the water

Place your fresh flowers and make sure all the stems rest in the water

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Tutorials

25 April 2012 A plait, a braid or a French knot grass collar

"Plaid" and "braid" are synonyms, and where you are from will most likely dictate whether you use plait (British) or braid (American or Celtic). Some people also refer to...

14 January 2011 Ripping Flax

Flax can be ripped into fibres creating long and versatile strips

3 May 2017 Three Twig Bundle Braid

Braid bundles of twigs to create an armature for flowers to dance in

2 July 2014 Clearly invisible taped Grid

This is the easiest way to keep flower in place

2 April 2014 Turning the sellotape over the vase trick up-side-down for a sticky side out frog

Tape a grid over a vase to keep the floral details in place

2 January 2011 Lilies

How to keep Lilies in bud for longer. Removing the pollen. Stringing a Lily Garland.

Related Designs

13 September 2017 Around again

Tape a grid at the edge of a container

1 May 2019 Can you see the tiny hint of Sunshine on the tips of the grass?

I left the grass to mature so that the tips mirror the sun bleached yellow of the orchids.

24 April 2012 Words Matter.

Braiding and plaiting and knotting hair is a huge trend in hairdressing at the moment. Intricate little plaits are draped over long flowing hair to add complexity and quirk. ...

3 May 2017 Oh just...

Braid a few twigs to dance around your flowers

7 June 2017 Dream, Job

Create a grid to rest some plant material so that it floats and some with their stems to rest in the water below

28 October 2015 On Pumpkin Coloured Days

Create a besom broom to sweep up those Autumn leaves